Brian's Review of Django Unchained
Django Unchained is truly about Django being unchained-- I applaud Tarantino for offering audiences the truest depiction of a title I've ever seen. And his style is very evident here: tall font texts, gushing blood and gore, brutal memories/flashbacks, and unwavering diction. This is nearly all Tarantino, and though that's mostly good, I noticed what pure Tarantino can cost for his movies. For one, the overuse of his word "n***er" disgusted me. I don't care if it's just a movie and that the word was used purely for the purpose of the story-- that's an obscene and extremely offensive word. I'm sure he had the full intention, not to offend obviously, to use the word to convey the ignorance of the people during the time period the movie is set in, and how freely the people, both black and white, threw the word around. His intention, however, isn't the best when I see others in the movie theater shaking their heads in anger, some even leaving. That's unacceptable to me. But aside from my problem with that specific word, I also observed Tarantino's almost unwillingness to expand on his style by operating further into his skillsets. He's a darkly comic director, and the elements I listed before support that label. So why not be more dark and comical (and that doesn't mean using more profane language)? I was hoping for a more darkly hilarious end to Candie's life, and more wit from Schultz who was borderline his character from Inglorious Basterds in the way that he conversed. Tarantino didn't break his own chain in creating Django Unchained, but he did succeed in bringing to life an entertaining Spaghetti western (call it a parody) movie.