This movie is a total seesaw; constantly switching between cartoonish violence and repulsive violence. It’s handled extremely well, but man this movie was a hard journey. Tarnetino does not skimp on showing the horrors of slavery. I never feel like he’s glorifying any violence unless it’s black on white.
The theee lead performances really shine in this Western. Foxx and Waltz have superb chemistry and Leo plays a purely disputable villain. Tarantino has called Django a black superhero, and that’s mostly what I felt like I was watching; a superhero movie intercut with extreme racial violence.