Django Unchained sort of feels like Quentin Tarantino's filmography thrown in a blender and then poured into a controversial, hilarious, at times disturbing, but ultimately delicious milkshake. You've got pretty much everything that has been a staple of Tarantino's previous films: excessive but enjoyable violence, humor in scenes you normally wouldn't laugh at, Samuel L. Jackson, an incredible soundtrack, excellent performances out of everyone in the cast, appreciation of and inspiration from long forgotten…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay this might be weird but I've been thinking about this movie for over 12 hours and I feel like logging these thoughts somewhere. So this won't be a real review but really a collection of thoughts about the film. Also there are gonna be lots of spoiler so:
- I think the real villain of this film is Samuel L. Jackson's Stephen. I don't really have much to back this up other than some few things I thought were…
Looking back at my expectations for Django Unchained, I really wanted a lot of things out of it. I was looking for a deep subversion of the western. I was also looking for a modern take on the Spaghetti Western. Even more, I wanted to watch a film that flipped my world upside down and just rocked my socks off.
Not all of these things that I wanted Django Unchained to be came true. Instead, the film is a very…
Oh Tarantino, Tarantino, Tarantino. My goodness, what a genius dude. His latest film Django Unchained is once again another spectacular accomplishment from him. Will just go to the facts. Jamie Foxx plays the title role (Django) and does a great job same with the beautiful Kerry Washington but they are not one of the highlights of the movie, unfortunately due to getting completely overshadowed by the supporting players including a now two-time Oscar-winner Austrian who recently won a huge award…
Django Unchained was facing an uphill battle with me considering it was following Inglourious Basterds, a film that was not only a return to form for Quentin Tarantino after missing the mark with Kill Bill Vol.2 and Death Proof, but one that saw him very successfully expanding on his style.
Django is a good bit of fun, filled with everything we've grown to expect from Tarantino: colorful characters, brutal violence, great dialogue, brutal violence, salty humor, and brutal violence. But…
PULP FICTION, KILL BILL VOL. 1 and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS got a perfect rating from me right out of the gate. JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL VOL. 2, and DEATH PROOF I had slight reservations about after the first viewing, but in repeat viewings wound up getting perfect ratings from me as well.
DJANGO was in the second group. I loved it but had slight reservations the first time. Now that I've seen it again, those reservations have been fully ironed out, which I expected, given past experience.
In summation: KICK-F*CKING-ASS.
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…
Movie of The Year Review:
Ambition. For me this is maybe the most important factor for a film. If the film makers create something with so much energy and excitement and passion I can just appreciate the film on just that level. But when the ambition meets the quality then it becomes a classic film, a film that won't be forgotten and ascends beyond just another movie. Django Unchained is a movie with so much ambition it makes any other…
"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…
I've seen the film twice now. Thinking about the film more and listening to Tarantino personally explain certain aspects of the film, I'm appreciating the film all the more.
Q+A, a podcast where they did an episode that was the audio from a Comic-Con panel on the film.
When the interviewer said he felt the film was essentially a fairy tail, my mind melted just a little bit.
This is Tarantino's fairy tale as much as it is his Western.…