So has anyone seen this yet?
I watched it last night.
I'll try to give my spoiler free thoughts.
I did enjoy the film it had some trademark Tarantino style to it and some great dialogue.
It's relatively over the top in terms of the violence kind of similar to Kill Bill in that respect.
Overall I enjoyed the movie...But....
I was expecting a throwback to the Spaghetti westerns that Tarantino loves (His fave film is Good, bad and Ugly). In that respect I was disappointed, Kill Bill had more spaghetti western charm than this did.
This is a far more complex film which deal with Slavery and the moral repugnance of the southern slave owners, which contrasts well with the moral authority of the German King Schultz, who is a contradiction in himself being that he is a Bounty Hunter. But I think Tarantino wanted to show A German being appalled by the barbarity of the uncivilised Americans, which is a mirror image of the way Germans were shown in Basterds.
All this is very interesting to be sure, but you are expecting Django to be a bit more kick ass? Well that's the thing, as an action movie I don't think it worked very well.
The conversational scenes were far better for me than the action/violence scenes and in fact I was not impressed with the action climax which is inevitable from the first few scenes.
I think the film my have been a better film overall by simply exploring the whole slavery issue without the quick draw, brain exploding Bounty Hunter action.
Tarantino appears in the film as usual, but with a surprisingly good English accent and only very briefly LOL.
Overall enjoyed the movie more than I did Basterds, but not as much as I liked his previous films prior to that.
I do want to point out some very brilliant performances
First of all
Christopher Waltz, is again brilliant in this, what a fine actor.
Leo DiCaprio - As always mesmerising, again a fine actor on his game and I think perhaps a Supporting actor nod for him? He overplays it so well, that every scenes he is in, you cannot take your eyes from.
SLJ - Took me a moment to recognize him when he first appears, but it is a creepy and menacing performance from Jackson.
Jamie Foxx was particularly underwhelming IMO, nothing interested me about his character at all, but there is so many great small little roles in this and mixed with the big 3 I mentioned it's still a master class of acting.
Oh and Don Johnson, brilliant as the only briefly on screen Big Daddy LOL, loved him in this.
Anyway, has anyone else seen this yet?
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