Jeffrey's Review of Django Unchained

  • 18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Django Unchained

    Django Unchained (2012)

    I'm at a point in my Tarantino affair that I want to see him do something different. Maybe that's a bad idea because he is the best at doing what he does. However, as much as I loved Django Unchained, I am at a point where I'm finding (probably trying too hard actually) flaws. QTs formula is a unique story, colorful, yet brilliant dialogue, a couple of long build-ups to super tense situations that engross the viewer and perfect endings. He is simply one of the best. Hands down. However, with Django Unchained, while there were tense moments, they weren't nearly the level of the adrenaline shot in Pulp Fiction, the opening scene to Inglorious Basterds or the latter's basement bar scene. Django is a fantastic film that is quintessential Tarantino. The dialogue is fantastic. The acting of every major character is unmatched. Yet, because it lacked those crucial tense moments that made me feel the same way I have before inTarantino flicks, it does make me wonder if he has worn out his formula and needs to pull a Scorsese and do a film like "Hugo." Then again, if he just isn't capable of doing that, I'd watch as many Djangos as QT wants to film since, really, it is better than 99% of the crap out there.

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