John's Review of Django Unchained
The Latest Project from Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino. It's an American Western set in the 1800's about a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) that is set free and joins Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) as a bounty hunter.
Tarantino is certainly taking pages out of the history books with this film and his pervious film Inglourious Basterds. Django Unchained isn't a movie about Slavery. It's not a serious film and anyone that takes it serious should review the reference the pervious Tarantino film as well. One thing that might come as a surprise to people going to see this film might be the use of the N word. It's used in just about every sentence. Some people don't like to hear that word regardless of the context. If you are one of those people you will be very bothered by this film. I've heard some early reviews call this movie offensive. The usage of that word in this film is the only reason why someone would be offended.
Tarantino isn't trying to make a history film or teach anyone a lesson. He's simply doing his own version of a Western Film. I love how he builds each character as if each one of them was the main character. The film has surprises around every bend. And at times the film steers away into no man's land but it's never for no reason at all. Tarantino writes fantastic dialogue. All of his films have quotes that are easy to recognize, fun to repeat. Django has just as many quotable lines as Pulp Fiction. But the problem is.. You can't repeat them out loud in public.
I give Django Unchained 4 Stars!
One of the best films of the year!! Another Tarantino Success!