Imagine if Michael K. Williams played Django, with that same snarl he always gave on The Wire. Imagine everyone shouting "Django! He coming yo!"
I don't know why, but as great of a job Foxx did in the role, but I can imagine so many actors doing a better job.
Leo, Sam Jackson, and Waltz however, are too perfect to even imagine replacing.
And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to....
Smile damn you smile! Waltz won!!
And congrats to Tarantino for winning another Screenplay Oscar! I couldn't agree more when he said "This will go down as the writer's year man!" because this was an amazing year for scripts and the scripts are the reason 2012 is now my favorite year for film.
On this rewatch, a few things came to mind...
In my earlier review, I defended Tarantino's use of "that word" because it made it feel authentic and Southerners said it a lot back then. Now, I realize he used it so often I wonder if he was aware there are other words in the dictionary. It doesn't hurt the film too much for me, but it's ridiculous how often he uses it.
On my first watch, there were so many…
If any film Quentin Tarantino made came close to being better than Pulp Fiction and if any film by Tarantino actually might be better than Pulp Fiction, it's Django Unchained
A bold statement, I know, but Django really is that good. It might be QT's best so far. With films like Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Reservoir Dogs, those films alone make you go into this go in with super high expectations and when a director exceeds those expectations, that…
According to Leo DiCaprio, this is the companion piece to his last couple films (Great Gatsby, Django Unchained) and creates a trilogy about American men of three different generations trying to gain and keep what they value as wealth, power, or both. I'm sure it'll be interesting to watch these three films in a row with that in mind, but on its own, Wolf of Wall Street is indeed a wolf high on ludes that has a biting commentary/satire on the American dream.
Rewatched this for a story I'm writing and I can't believe I forgot how awesome this was. I mean, I knew it was marvelous, but I forgot it was marvelous.
This is like a big giant pizza with all the toppings you can have and ever wanted on it. You always thought these toppings wouldn't taste right together and it would spoil too much of a good thing if you bring them all together, but you're surprised just how damn good this pizza actually tastes.
It somehow tastes better everytime you have this mega-pizza.
The first time I saw this and reviewed this, I claimed something along the lines of it was the best film this new decade had to offer so far. I'd like to confirm that I don't actually think that. Those were the words of a fanboy who was a little too excited to see his favorite comics literally leap onto the big screen. Now that I've calmed down and I've seen this in the comfort of my own home, I…
Every decade has one phenomenal, possibly even perfect film that not only changes the game for film in that generation but is able to withstand the test of time and be remembered for generations to come. The 70's had The Godfather. The 80's had Back to the Future. The 90's had Pulp Fiction. The 2000's had The Dark Knight (or Lord of the Rings; that's kinda debatable). I'm certain that this generation, at least thus far, has The Avengers.
Since I first saw this in the theater when it first came out, it still stands in my mind as one of the most surprising and unforgettable movie experiences I've had in not only a theater, but any film. Ever since the dvd first came out, I have seen this countless times but somehow, it still manages to be one of the best films I've ever seen everytime I see it.
The acting...better than I remember.
The music...I still get…
Probably the best surprise from 2011. Some may be turned off by its slow build up but that's one of the things that makes this so powerful. Everything can be so calm one mintue and the moment violence pops out of nowhere, it feels like some nightmare out of a David Cronenberg film. Nicholas Winding Refn creates one of the best films of the decade. Beautifully directed, body gyrating soundtrack, well acted (though Carey Mulligan seems miscast), pulse pounding action, and it has probably one of the best car chases to ever grace the screen.