Plot: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
I really like myself and my heritage on a regular basis. I’m not one of those white people perpetually steeped in guilt of what my ancestors did. However, there are a few things that makes me ashamed of the things the White Man has done – surely the most pompous and perplexing breed of human ever to roam the earth. Django Unchained definitely made me feel disgusted with American settlers. I firstly want to say it is incredibly rich of Americans to bitch so endlessly about Apartheid – just look at how they went on. Anyway. Let’s actually talk about the movie, shall we?
Django Unchained is now the third Tarantino film that I’ve seen. I saw Pulp Fiction as part of a Blindspot 2015 film, and watched Inglorious Basterds in the same week I watched this one. Django certainly has the same feel of Tarantino films – that crazy flamboyance. I love that he has such a distinct style – you only need to watch one sequence to know who you are dealing with.
It is not an easy story to watch. It gets very rough in places and I felt a bit sick a few times. It is not that the violence is particularly often, it is the dehumanizing type of violence that is so terrible. Once again Christopher Waltz manages to steal the show as the infinitely sweet Doctor King. He was the one white man in the movie that showed he had a soul and was had kindness in him. His courteous treatment of Django and his gentle education makes him a character that I won’t soon forget (and how vastly different is he from his role in Inglorious Basterds?!)
I’ve never really paid much attention to Jamie Foxx’s work, but I was really impressed with him. He manages to be severe yet humorous, a difficult feat, and has intense character development. The first scene with him in where he throws off his cloak it is obvious that Django is not a man that was born to be oppressed.
I love Leonardo DiCaprio, well, on the level that everyone loves Leonardo DiCaprio. I was truly revolted by him in this film, which showcases his talent and abilities. But still, just NO.
DU is a bit long – I think the end went on slightly longer than it should have. It is really good though, and definitely worth a watch.
You know I ❤ this movie! I am glad you enjoyed it, even though it isn't your favourite. Tarantino is the man!
You do!! It is a fantastic film though. I really enjoyed it, but my favorites will remain Pulp Fiction and BAWN JOURNO hehehe
Hey, there are still others you need to see! Your Tarantino education is not over just yet!
Yep! Django is a great one, you really start rooting for Django and his long lost love!! This could be looked at as a really damn violent romantic movie. And Christoph Waltz is a lot of fun too. Always love seeing this one reviewed.
You can’t help but rooting for Django and his lady! Very true what you are saying Tom.. very violent love story indeed haha
Nice review, Natasha. 🙂 Django is a great film but I’m not sure it’s one I’ll ever watch again. LOVED Waltz in it, though. He’s amazing! And Leo’s acting was superb as always – he should’ve been nominated.
Thank you! I probably won’t watch it again either, though it is a great film. Leo should have! He is so gross in here. Goodness.
Who ever would’ve thought it would be possible to hate Leo so much? 🙂
It did go on too long. Shame. The rest is powerful filled with extraordinary performances.
It is truly a magnificent film.
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