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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…
QT has done it again for me.
Already knowing that the genius is a big fan of the old westerns, I knew this would not be failure.
Rooting,tooting and shooting all the way through with some fantastic dialogue that keeps you compelled for 2 and a half hours.
I will eat my hat if DiCaprio doesn't get a golden Oscar for this, as he fully deserves to have one now.(update:it was tough to chew)
In fact the whole cast deserves to take home an award as they all shine throughout.
The same tomato juice get's used of what you saw in Kill-Bill, so be prepared for extreme violent scenes.
QT amazes me because every song that gets used for the film is slotted perfectly just like he has done with others in the past (Jackie Brown anyone).
Loved it, now I need to update my top ten of 2012.
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…
The most Tarantino movie ever Tarantinoed by a Tarantino. It was so utterly Tarantino, I nearly Tarantinoed by himself. Great and flawed, not his best but one of them. Will watch again and again, as always.
I loved it when I saw it, but it's soured for me a little since.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Tarantino's opus is a lushly crafted slave revenge fantasy full of blood and balletic, brutal violence. Django joins forces with an ancestor of Colonel Hans Landa to find his wife and kill all the white men (and Samuel L. Jackson to boot). Leonardo DiCaprio owns every scene he's in, and Tarantino's team serves up the perfectly entertaining mix of anachronistic soundtrack, obscure pop art reference, and pungent dialogue we love.
Less of a warning than usual, but if you're really stingy about -SPOILERS-, heed warning.
Quentin Tarantino has pretty much covered every type of exploitation film by now. He's a master of the language of film and knows exactly what makes a good movie, what makes a bad movie, and how to simulate both. The problem I've always had with him is that making a film homage to really bad movies just makes your movie no better than those ones. Django Unchained is an homage to blaxploitation, but it's something special in that he did something very different with a genre. But in his manipulations, what he ended up making was a very confused, rather pretentious film.
Django (Jamie Foxx)…
Very good, but could have been shortened. And yeah congrats again for making another copycat fan film, Quentin. I'd really like to finally see a "Tarantino-flick" and not a pseudo western or pseudo exploitation or pseudo 70's whatever. It is getting ridiculous now. You're talented and yet, you keep making fan movies.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Schultz dies a tragic death.
The thing that made Inglorious so incredible, was that QT wrote an amazing, impossible to cast character in Hans Landa, then through the grace of God, discovered Christopher Walz. He clearly scripted Django knowing he had Walz in his back pocket and needlessly twisted and contrived its narrative to accommodate his one in a million set of skills. But damn if he isn't fantastic in the film. Indeed, Walz is scarcely capable of being anything less than remarkable.
In many ways, this is one of QT's better shot films, it's just a damn shame it's so overlong and mean to make no damn point worth making. There's no need to raise the painful ghosts of American slavery to make a…
Maybe the most impressive thing about Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is just how entertaining it is for the entire run time.
Only Tarantino can make a film with these characters, and subject matter and tie it all together to create a near flawless film.
Django Unchained is a fun, astonishing, jaw dropping look into Americas past atrocities in a light most directors would never even tackle.
My opinion hasn't changed in the slightest on my first rewatch, as I love it now as I did in the cinema 2 plus years ago.
Dr. King Schultz: "How do you like the bounty hunting business?"
Django: "Kill white people and get paid for it? What's not to like?"
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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