Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said in the above paragraph in mind, I went into Django Unchained with very high expectations.
HOLY SHIT! Tarantino not only meets my high expectations of him but he far exceeds them. Simply put he has created another masterpiece that will…
It was only a matter of time before Tarantino tackled the Western directly. His career from the very beginning has openly referenced the genre and the great directors that made their name in it. What surprised me most about Django Unchained, his latest epic revenge fantasy, is that whilst it quite clearly references the likes of Leone, Corbucci and Sollima, as well as obscure and forgotten blaxploitation flicks, it is rarely a slave (if you pardon the pun) to the films it doffs its stetson too. Unlike Kill Bill which was essentially a finely tuned mixtape of homages and pastiches, here the references are background details and in that way this might be Tarantino’s most confident work in over a…
It's not you, Django, it's me. At least I think it is.
First off, I do not like Westerns. At all. I had my hopes pinned on Mr. Tarantino to save the genre for me, but I'm afraid he didn't. Second, I love Tarantino. I have seen all his films and while not all his films are masterpieces, there are some true gems there. I also have no problems with the 'Tarantino universe' and his self-referential, homage/collage style. It works for me. And the ironic thing is that it is exactly that that seems to be this film's biggest flaw. More on that later, first the good bits.
The acting is absolutely superb. The main trio of performances, with the…
You know how I only normally do one quote at the beginning of my reviews? Well, just to emphasise the genius of the dialogue, here’s four of the best lines from the four leads:
“Jesus Christ, Stephen, what is the point of having a n***er that speak German, if ya can’t wheel ‘em out when you have a German guest?!” – Calvin Candie
“Django! You uppity son of a-” - Stephen
“Our mutual friend has a flair for the dramatic.” - Dr King Schultz
“D’Artagnan, motherf**ker!” - Django Freeman
Well…where to start? I don’t really know. I know for sure that its Tarantino’s 4th best film to date, but that doesn’t really tell me how much I love it. It…
Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.
Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was a bad ass, revenge seeking mother fucker, well wait till you see Django. Jamie Foxx is a volatile, whipped, ripped bad ass that I don't think anyone will soon forget. His play on the classic character archetype of very little…
Part of The December Project: Film #70
Snappy Dialogue with lots of profanity?
Anachronistic pop songs?
An attempt to emulate Sergio Leone and Jean Luc Godard?
Loads of cameos from various notable B actors and lower?
A wicked sense of humor?
Yup. It's a Tarantino film.
Before I get into the more negative part of my review, I feel as if I should clarify something: I had a blast watching Django Unchained. I didn't really expect it to have the effect on me, but it did. I was smiling the whole time, I was laughing at all the right moments, and I got excited at all the exciting parts. In that respect,…
Unoriginal flap trap.
Talán az Inglourious Basterds/Kill Bill páros tette túl magasra a lécet, talán rossz hangulatban kapott el, de nekem kevésbé tetszett.
DiCaprio játéka zseniális, Foxx felejthető, Waltz hozta az elvárt szintet, bár kevésbé sziporkázott.
"The "D" is silent, hillbilly."
Upon watching this absolute masterpiece a second time, I've come to realise I love it a whole lot more.
The unmistakeable Tarantino quips and and forever engaging and clever conversational dialogue, to the brutality and OTT use of blood, Django Unchained contains the very essence that has made the iconic visionary my favourite film maker.
It still puzzles me how DiCaprio didn't win a gong for his performance.
Blu-ray quality...4.5 stars
Entertaining, but this is one of those Tarantino movies that has issues I have a problem with that many can explain away with reasons that may or may not be good enough.
Basically, these movies that Tarantino does, they're basically homages to 70s movies of old, or older. Part of the charm of those older movies is that they had some "so bad they're good" elements to them, or hamminess, the suspension of disbelief you need, etc. It's hilarious to watch movies like that today because back then, they took it seriously, not considering how funny it would turn out.
But making a homage movie that has these issues, that's a whole new ball game. Some people will like a…
I don’t think I’ve met a Tarantino film I didn’t like. His films are always high quality with great writing, cast, and music. Overall, it wasn’t without it’s flaws (mostly just suffering from the second half being way too long), but I loved Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx! Definitely one of the best movies of 2012.
Tarantino's style fits the western genre so well. There is no one better at doing revenge porn. The performances are also really good.
O tipo de herói que gosto...atira primeiro, pergunta depois.
This film rightfully deserved receiving the award for best original screenplay. I mean, how many scripts have tackled a revenge western set in the antebellum South and succeeded? One, and that's Django Unchained.