Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Django Unchained

What I liked:

  • Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz are just fantastic.
  • It is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.  It's your basic good vs. evil story but Tarantino always knows how to put an interesting spin on it.  If you liked his previous films, you will probably like this.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio plays a wonderful evil plantation owner.
  • It also stars Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern, M.C. Gainey, and Jonah Hill. 
  • 1980's flashback with Johnson and The Dukes of Hazzard's Tom Wopat.
  • LOST's Mr. Friendly!
  • It has an interesting soundtrack.
  • It's quirky, funny, and can make you squirm in your seat all at the same time.

What I didn't like:
  • The first half of the film is great but once they get to Mississippi, things begin to unravel and it's a hot mess.
  • I didn't mind all of the blood as it makes it less real but I did mind a few of the torturer scenes that the slaves had to go through.
  • There is a quick shot of Amber Tamblyn.  Why no speaking part?
  • It's almost three hours long and could have been shorter if the second half was more put together.

Grade: B+

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