Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Movies: Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino has such an aura around him that whenever most people hear that he's making a new movie, they’re immediately interested. From such films as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volume 1 + 2 and Inglorious Basterds, it’s safe to say that he’s made quite a name for himself.

Set in the mid-1800s in the deep south of The United States, the movie follows Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter, and Django, a freed slave whom Dr. Schultz trains to become a bounty hunter, as they head on a journey to rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).

First off, every single actor in this movie is phenomenal. And to have this calibre of actors in a Quentin Tarantino film makes the film even better. I could really go on and on about the actors (mostly Christoph Waltz because he's the finest), but for the sake of the wall of text, just take my word for it. The acting is A+++++ and it deserves every award it gets.

If you're unfamiliar with Quentin Tarantino films, they have a tendency to jump all over the place, between groups of people and/or between points in time. Such as Kill Bill, as the Bride goes through her kill list, the film doesn't go in chronological order, but that's just Tarantino's style.

Django Unchained has to be his most easy-to-follow film since the events take place in chronological order and there are only a handful of characters you have to keep track of. Inglorious Basterds was pretty bad for that in which characters would be introduced out of the blue and killed off in the next scene. (Still a great movie though).

I'd say something negative about the film, but there really isn't anything. Maybe the length of the film, which sat at 2:45. But it is what it is and unlike The Hobbit, I was all attention all the time.

Every review that I write makes it seem like every movie is super awesome great time, and the truth is, this year has been pretty damn good for movies, but if there’s one movie that I’ve written about that you must watch, it’s Django Unchained. Which is my favourite movie of 2012.

Case and Point
Django Unchained is: why I watch movies.

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