Quick Review: Django Unchained
How was it? Perfect.
Django Unchained is a cinematic masterpiece with balls the size of grapefruits. A homage to spaghetti westerns that manages to be original, engaging, full of action and suspense, as well as comedy. Possibly Tarantino’s greatest film so far. The bad guys are so bad you want to jump into the movie Last Action Hero style and kill them yourself. Waltz, Foxx and DiCaprio are exceptional in their roles, with Samuel L. Jackson just being that extra bonus, while Don Johnson is unrecognizable, but in a good way. Tarantino is a master of details and has managed to sneak in scenes and frames that look exactly like a spaghetti western, and when the soundtrack kicks in - which offers a mix of Morricone and Rick Ross, you realize this isn’t just a great movie, this should be a standard for great movies.
Note: This movie is fun from start to finish. There’s even a homage to Blazing Saddles! I’ve never seen slavery depicted so brutally in a movie, usually it’s with a much more dramatic, theatrical approach - this felt very real, painful, unfair, inhumane and sadist. I never thought I’d say this about any movie, but while watching it, I wished my day was alive so we can enjoy it together. Yup, it’s a powerful film, no doubt. Worth re-watching.
Vuk Oreb, Rad Recorder via Rotten Tomatoes