Jack Aling’s review published on Letterboxd:
Fast and Wild.
With Tarantino now in his stride, he pays homage to the spaghetti western in the bloodthirsty Django Unchained.
Without shying away from a provocative subject matter, Tarantino puts his own stylistic spin on it, looking at it through a exaggerated, playful and satirical lens.
Like the previous film, Christoph Waltz steals the show again as the charismatic Dr. King Schultz, the way he presents himself and treats every scene like a monologue is just so satisfying to watch. It was also interesting to see Leonardo DiCaprio play the antagonist for a change. You can tell he had so much fun and really played full out in the final act.
Despite the daunting runtime, it is never felt drawn out, with satisfying moments of payback and some of the bloodiest gunfights ever seen in a western.
From engaging characters to passionately written dialogue to sudden bouts of extreme action, it showcases what makes Tarantino. one of the best and fascinating filmmakers working today.
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