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Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal 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…
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…
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…
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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,…
"He just ain't used to seein' a man ripped apart by dogs is all."
At nearly 3 hours long, this could have been trimmed down. However, this is a solid film. The two main characters are so similar, yet so different. It was interesting taking a deeper look at both slavery and bounty hunting. I did not see a lot of Tarantino's magic within this film, aside from some dialogue, violent scenes, clever moments, and a few disturbing, brutal scenes. The acting and plot were good, but nothing exceptional.
Movie gets ridiculously insane every watch.
Slaves in chains and the resulting injuries
Firearms and people's heads being blown off
"I disapprove of slavery, but I'm going to play the white master card and threaten you if you don't do what I say"
White privilege denial
Ableism - "he's better than niggers, but not as good as white people, so treat him like he's the intellectually disabled white guy you know."
Torture, whipping, beating
Sexual slavery, rape culture
I wouldn't have thought this was Tarantino. I don't like Tarantino and I like this.
I liked Django Unchained the first time I saw it, but I was also just a little disappointed by it. In retrospect my disappointment was probably less rooted in any real problems with the movie and likely had more to do with the fact that it just wasn’t as good as Inglourious Basterds. I still don’t think it’s as good as Inglourious Basterds, but then I think that’s an almost perfect movie, and while Django Unchained is many things it certainly isn’t perfect. Tarentino makes a handful of stylistic missteps on this one: he over-uses slow motion a little bit and some of the songs (especially the original songs that he likely hadn’t heard yet when he was filming the…
I am so glad I can finally add this to my Tarantino repertoire! I could possible praise everything about this movie.
The plot progression, good. The cinematography, good. The acting, good. The set pieces...well what do expect? It was all good. I could go on but the point is it is a solid movie for me start to finish.
I have to say, I think the more I watch the more I'm beginning to equate the names DiCaprio and Tarantino with excellence. Not necessarily only when they're together but what I've seen from each of their individual careers, they're filled with success after success.
It had my curiosity. Now it has my attention.
very good movie
Django Unchained is another fascinating, extraordinary, and massively entertaining motion picture from one of the most thoroughly consistent and skilled filmmakers in recent times, Quentin Tarantino. Once again he has crafted a film that won't take long until it's called a modern classic.
Heavily inspired by the legendary Spaghetti Western sub-genre, this film has Tarantino's particular magic touch that makes seem as truly original things that probably aren't. Violent, disturbing, darkly funny at times, and even emotionally compelling, it features most of the elements that have built Tarantino's nearly impeccable filmography.
Jamie Foxx was brilliant and so were Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson, who probably gave one of the best performances of his career. The characters were…
Dopo "Bastardi senza gloria", la consacrazione di Waltz.
Prima parte da 10, seconda in calo, ma in pieno stile Tarantino.
At this point, my favorite Tarantino movie. Gave me everything I wanted from it.
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