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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…
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,…
Django Unchained and Inglourious Bastards seem like companion pieces for Quentin Tarantino. Both involve redemption and revenge, characters that put on an act, and skewed history for the sake of an entertaining film. And both also could be simply defined as glorified B-movies. Django contains two-dimensional characters with a single, simple objective without pause to discover true inner depth. The movie’s fun and certainly entertaining, but to me it’s just a well-made B-movie from a director who has done this before.
The direction, as in all Tarantino films, is first-rate. I think that’s partly what makes these films even more entertaining. It’s a director who clearly knows how to create cinematic entertainment, even though some of the content onscreen seems…
Perhaps due to the fact that my viewing of DJANGO was split up over several days, I enjoyed DJANGO considerably more on a second viewing. I had my reservations before putting the disc in, but them concerns is gone now. A lot of fun, and some stellar, STEL-LAR, performances.
I believe in a western. That is to say, I believe in the ideals of the New Frontier, the pursuit of the American Dream, and expansionist movements of the 19th century Wild West. The western genre in itself remains inclusive of these themes, and is very prevalent in any type of western, be it a simple genre film or a hybrid genre. (To be continued)
It'll take a second viewing to really process Django Unchained. My gut reaction is that this is a solid Tarantino film that doesn't quite reach my favorites (Jackie Brown, Inglourious Basterds), but is certainly a fantastic viewing. But a second viewing could change that.
At first blush Django Unchained lacks the pacing of prior films, while embracing a more distinct spaghetti western tone. In fact a lot of the pacing might have to do with Tarantino eschewing the "chapter" style segments most of his films get broken into.
While the film is a period piece, taking place right prior to the Civil War, Tarantino plays loose and fast with the setting and timeline. Jamie Foxx, for example, ends up looking…
Eine herrliche Kopfgeldgeschichte im Wilden Westen!
Mit einer einzigartigen Art von Humor packend von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute!
Trash. Non credo ci sia altra parola per descrivere Tarantino. Peró è un genio, film sicuramente da rivedere.
Saya masih menyukai film Tarantino sebelumnya, Inglourious Basterds. Film ini terlalu biasa. Kekejaman yang dipertontonkan juga tidak mengejutkan. Banyak film yang lebih sadis lagi. Adegan-adegan khas Tarantino yang biasa terpatri di kepala semacam interograsi Hans terhadap petani Perancis dalam pembukaan film Inglorius tidak ada.
Dieser Film ist der Inbegriff eines typischen Tarantino-Films! Viele Schießereien, irre viel Blut, herrvorragende Schauspieler. Die Musik ist fast noch gestörter als die Handlung des Films, klassischer Wilder Westen wechselt sich plötzlich mit brutalem Gangster-Hip-Hop ab. Ein wieder mal fantastischer Christoph Walz hat mich begeistert, wobei er in Inglouroius Basterds eine interessantere Rolle innehatte
Der Film ist jedoch für mich einen Tick zu lang, ein paar überflüssige Stellen haben ihn zu sehr in die Länge gezogen.
Jesus, ich habe noch nie in einem Film so oft das Wort Nigger in sämtlichen Variationen gehört.
This might be Quentin Tarantino's best film! This just might beat out Pulp Fiction for me.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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