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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…
"Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!"
A beginning shrouded in the iciness of the woods. America is at a point where even a tumbling wagon with a waggling tooth on top can signal the forthcoming force of death. Slave-owners, fugitives, and other scumbags of varying maliciousness don't just explode when shot. In fact, they practically expand across the walls in an uproarious fury, sending blood and guts to splatter against every cowering surface in the surrounding environment. Even greater is the main deliverer of this vengeance, as Django's journey is comprised of a delirious sense of Exploitation experience. He begins as a slave and ends as a wise-cracking, mythical Superhero, wandering off with his girl and a horse while the remains of the Old South simmer down to ashes.
Fuck yeah Tarantino. Thank you for this.
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.
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…
Well, this was disappointing. A friend and I had both been looking forward to Tarantino's first Western, especially after the brilliance of Inglorious Basterds. It turned out that just before said friend departed the UK to foreign climes we had a weekend free and were able to watch this one evening, with beer and whisky flowing.
Perhaps that was the mistake, I don't know. But the film was just tedious and uninteresting. Is this fair? It was on that night. Puts me off watching again though, too. C'est la vie.
Probably the only Tarantino movie I've ever enjoyed.
Django Unchained tiene que ser, sino lo es, la mejor película de western moderno que se haya hecho. La verdad es que no estoy familiarizado con el género ni sus clásicos, pero este tipo de innovaciones con sátiras, humor negro, sarcasmo y mucha, mucha sangre es sólo algo que Tarantino puede lograr sin que la película pierda su camino. Es inteligente de principio a fin: banda sonora, guión, representaciones, edición, todo.
Si nos ponemos a pensar detenidamente, Django es simplemente la historia de un esclavo que busca salvar a su esposa, una narrativa clásica, héroe-doncella, pero aquí está teñida con las pinceladas más toscos y con buena técnia de western, esclavitud y cazarrecompensas. Creo que ahí es donde reside el…
Django Unchained is another Tarantino revenge flick, but this time instead of Jews vs. Nazis it's an escaped slave vs. the Antebellum South. Christoph Waltz is back, this time as a bounty hunter. He rescues Django from a slave trader, and the film follows their escapades as Django tries to rescue his wife from one of the most notorious plantation owners in the South, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The scope of the film is quite large, especially for a Tarantino film, but the characters keep the narrative focused and engaging. Many people consider the third act to be the film's fatal flaw but I see it as the turning point for Django's character as we see him finally become the master of his own destiny.
More of the same after Basterds although if anything I'd actually give a slight nod to this one for at least wearing it's B-movie affectations more comfortably (right down to the cheesy theme song). If I were black instead of Jewish, I might feel as weird about Tarantino's appropriation of this historical backdrop for one of his cartoonish revenge fantasies as I did about the previous film, but here at least I think the director may have finally found a subject that he maybe kind of even takes a little bit seriously (he might be a lot of things, but despite his clumsiness a racist Tarantino surely isn't). Or at least enough for him to let down his "cool" a…
Django is bold, ballsy filmmaking, and even more so, a wildly entertaining time at the movies.
Great acting, good setting, lots of violence, good direction
A good film - yes it goes on for half an hour too long, however, it's entertaining throughout, is shot well and the dialogue as sharp as ever. Waltz essentially plays the opposite character to his role in Inglorious and is rightly acclaimed for it. Foxx is also impressive, and with the recent revelation that Will Smith turned the role down, we can only be thankful that he did so.
Very enjoyable to watch. Imo, one of the best Tarantino movies.
Movies in which dudes get their dicks chopped off, torn off, bitten off, exploded, or blasted.
Possible spoilers, I guess.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!