Monday, April 9, 2018

Django Unchained Podcast


On this episode of the Cinescape Magazine Podcast Movie Review, Joe and Mike breakdown Quentin Tarantino's spectacular western Django Unchained

Django Unchained Movie Review
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Movie Review

From the trailers, my expectations weren't very high. But boy was I wrong! Apparently Mr. Tarantino was holding back, BIG TIME! This guy really knows how to make a film. Since his entertaining, "Inglorious Basterds" over the top control issues, his directing skills have definitely matured. Also, he's not afraid,( as a white guy) to tackle a subject as taboo as slavery. This film starts out as an homage to old spaghetti westerns and is full of nods to other movies  and cameos from old stars of this genre. The two main characters played by Jamie Foxx and Cristoph Waltz have great chemistry as they also do with everyone they encounter. There is a lot of humor and action that is over the top but is always at service to the story. Surprisingly to me, Leonardo Dicaprio's performance was much better than I thought it would be. His interaction with his costars click with every bit of delicious condescension. Sam Jackson as an Uncle Tom is excellent especially if you can see the subtlety of his character's motivations. Beautifully shot with closeups and wide angles. Good music selection, ( except for an annoying 2pac song  during a shootout ). Costume design is top notch.

Final Thoughts On Django Unchained

The Good- acting, directing, sound, cinematography, humor, action, pretty much everything.

The Bad- Jamie Foxx at times seemed to sound more like a modern black man than a slave from the eighteen hundreds, and 2pac's interrupting  song.

The Ugly- the mandingo fighting scene. Brutal! Also, having to look at Jamie Foxx's junk!

See this in theaters. Keep em coming Quentin! Stay afters the credits for a quick funny scene. 3 and 3/4 stars

Django Unchained (2012)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
R | 2h 45min | Drama, Western | 25 December 2012 (USA)

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