- Posted January 12, 2013 by
Los Angeles, California
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Django Unchained Film Review Cherry @themovies
I recently saw the film Django to see what all the fuss was about with the buzz that it was racist, insensitive, historically inaccurate and way too violent. Before I talk about a movie I usually like to see what I'm complaining about! Well I must say it's a good movie. I do agree its violent, that it's ugly and that Tarantino used the N-word a lot but well SLVERY was an ugly part of the history of our nation! I (personally) don't use racist language towards anyone so hearing the word in the context of the film felt like a slap to the face since it was used in such an ugly way but when you see the film it makes sense. In the eyes of some black people were sub-human well really not human at all instead we were chattel property to be used as our owners saw fit. As a black woman what I liked most about this film was the love story between Django and Broomhilda. It's not often a black woman is the damsel in distress worthy of any sacrifice to be rescued by her Prince Charming in a major film! I don't think the film is perfect since it was so odd to see the Tarantino style of humor and violence so closely intwined but its still a good film. Really any film that shows American history with all it's ugliness built on the back of slaves is bound to make anyone seeing it uncomfortable but that's what a good film should do. It should make you think, talk, research and touch your emotions. This film did that to me in a wave of emotion and reminder that the history we learned in school didn't tell the whole story. The story of my ancestors who died before submitting to the yoke of slaver. My ancestors who fought, rebelled and often died. My ancestors who escaped and made their way to freedom because of the indomitable human spirit! Normally when you see the fight for the freedom of blacks either when we were slaves or during the civil rights era it's from the viewpoint of white people who fought for us but its interesting to see someone who looks like me fighting for HIS freedom. Who doesn't want to root for a hero who looks like them?