Dmitri's Review of Django Unchained
Top Movies of 2012 - #7
In standard Quentin Tarantino fashion, Django Unchained is a bloody, over-the-top, action movie, and I absolutely love it!
Django Unchained is a story about a former slave, Django (starring Jamie Foxx), on a quest to free his wife from a plantation owner, Candie (Leonardio Decaprio). He's accompanied by his best friend and mentor, Schultz (Christoph Waltz) or you can call him Hans Landa. All of the 3 main cast gives amazing performances throughout, and also Samuel Jackson as Candie's adviser. As previously seen in Inglourious Basterds, Christoph Waltz steals the show to such an extent that he could be considered the main character for most of the show.
Now as you can imagine from a Quentin Tarantino movie, there's boatloads of blood, and of course it delivers. The movie is bloody and exciting, with stylish, explosive fight scenes that gets the adrenaline pumping. Not once will you be bored during the 2 hour and 45 minutes run time, as not only is the action incredible, but also the plot that gets the viewer highly engrossed due to always satisfying premise of revenge in the cold variety. It highlights many of the injustices faced by our ancestors by their own kind, and of course presents a form of retaliation to this cruel act of slavery. There's also many bits of light humor placed throughout that works well with the overall fun yet tense tone of the movie.
Django Unchained is a great example of what an action movie should be, violent but stylish, light-hearted yet serious, great acting representing interesting characters and a compelling plot that sucks you in and never lets you go.