- Posted December 28, 2012 by
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Flickedup.com : 'Django Unchained" : Is more like Tarantino unleashed !
It's funny, offbeat, and brutal. Based in the american south during the times of slavery, Jamie Foxx straps on a six shooter or two, some cowboys boots and hat in Django Unchained.
Foxx's Django character is taken by a bounty hunter, played to Christoph Waltz. They set out to get a few outlaws then they set their sites on getting Django's wife, Broom Hilda, played by Carrie Washington, but her owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a tough guy to wrangle with.
As to be expected the movie has great dialogue, is funny, and they are fine performances by all. Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a minor role, is a big stand out in my opinion.
The film never loses site of the horrors of slavery and even though it uses the "n-word" a few times it is a Quentin Tarantino movie, you have to expect that.
The flick-o-meter give Django Unchained a five out of five. Its two hours and forty mintues and, at times, it does feel a bit long.
Film director Spike Lee has gone on record saying the film is disrespecful to his ancestors by reducing slavery to a spaghetti western. Even refusing to see it. Now even more people are going to see it because of that...go figure.
Spike, you and Tarantino, are both artists. I may not be the best person to make this judgement, because I'm white but, Django Unchained doesn't feel disrepectful to the memory of slavery, even though it falls short of capturing it. That being said, I love Tarantino movies and I highly recommend it.
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