It started sooo well, but somehow lost some of its drive half way through :(
Spielberg sure knows how to make a masterful movie that also plays the heart strings pretty hard. Usually anything that's been praised this much, tends to disappoint; but not this movie. The opening D-Day invasion sequence was easily as well-made and tense as I was hoping it to be, or even better.
Production values and special effects are done with great expertise. Contrast between all the gore and horror of war and scenic views of southern France were subtly emphasized,…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'd seen this movie about 3 years ago and liked it too. But rewatching it, especially after the disappointment that was Django (or precisely because of that) helped me appreciate it even more. Dark humor, unique choice of music, strong cast, memorable set pieces and the scalpings (and all other violent acts) were all there. And so was Christoph Waltz, with his stellar portrayal of a smart, cold, calculative Nazi with barely contained sadistic tendencies. Among all other tense moments…