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Quentin Tarrantinos Django Unchained Review

Updated on January 10, 2016

Django Unchained: The Real Review

Without question, Tarantino takes audiences on another revenge mission the way he did for Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill. Even if there is more of a narrow focus on thsi movie compared to the '09 war epic, the plot of Django Unchained plot is just as stimulatingly explosive. Set a couple of years before the Civil War starts, the story becomes powerful as it is a realistic approach to the South antebellum. There’s nothing that Tarantino holds back and in his portrayal of the cruelty of the slavery, he shows unspeakably acts like beatings, whips and brands including attacks from dogs. The movie does give you a sense of personal satisfaction and closure as everyone cheers for Django getting revenge. The first act was quite fluid and the second sets up their planned con. This scene has lulls that you just wouldn't think of in other films by Tarantino. Some of the shots move too rapidly and finish before they begin, especially the final two action sequences. This could be explained partially by the fact that this is the 1st time the director/writer has had ties with Fred Raskin, editor after spending the entirety of his career working closely with Sally Menke, who sadly departed. The script could have caused some of the problems as well.

The Missing Tarantino Flair

The movie misses some of the flair of Tarantino which is odd. In the occasional pulpy fast zoom he does have some fun with chronological order but his mark feels faded in these scenes. Di Caprio has a monologue about the phrenology 'science' make you think of the Superman David Carradine's Volume 2 of Kill Bill. There are amazing actors with great character that fills up the movie. Tarantino used a lot of his greatest tools for this movie but this time around, many critics reveal that they just don't seem to be as sharp as they used to be.

A Fun Ride

On the other hand, even as an effort that is considered, the movie still has a higher ranking that many of what occurs over a year's course. If you put your expectations to the side, Django Unchained is a bloody, fun, bold ride with performances that are awesome, a great story told and brilliant action by the unmistakable Quentin Tarantino.

Foxx’s Brilliant Role

The audience is kept planted firmly as they watch lead cast members perform extraordinary performances. Foxx sells the lone cowboy bounty hunter role brilliantly. He is at his best when he shared scenes with the rest of the cast. There is chemistry that sparkles between Waltz and Foxx that allows there to be believable friendship while also featuring sweetness and humor. DiCaprio also gives one of his career's best performances, embracing the material and giving his all with the outrageous Calvin Candie.

December 12 Release

A two thousand twelve western American film, Django Unchained was authored and under the direction of Quentin Tarantino. In North America, the film's release occurred on the twenty fifth of December in 2012. The cast of the film includes Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Christoph Waltz.

Slave Auction

The plot involves a slave auction where Broomhilda, Django's wife and himself are sold. Django is purchased by the Speck brothers while Broomhilda is sold to a buyer who is unknown. When a number of slaves including Django start being brought across the country, Dr. King Schultz confronts the Brothers. He is a former dentist and current bounty hunter. He kills one of the Speck brothers and frees Django, while the other brother is left in a trap. He later tells Django that because Django is able to identify the Brittle brothers, he sought Django. The Brittle Brothers are a ruthless killing band with a bounty on their heads. Schultz also tells Django that he is an opportunistic bounty hunter who does not like slavery.

Candie and Django

He and Django then agree that Django will become free from slavery once the Brittle brothers are located. Plus, the agreement also includes Broomhilda being rescued from Calvin Candie, the brutal but charming owner of Candyland plantation. On Candyland, slaves who are female are forced into prostitution and male slaves are trained to fight brutally for sport. When Django and Schultz agree, they then go after the Brittle gang and Candie.


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    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for your entertaining review.

    • onetouchnewlife profile image

      Albert Kivak 

      5 years ago from Cemetary

      This movie is better than Kill Bill in my opinion.

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      I don't read many movie reviews (understatement) but - i'm more excited about this movie than i have been about any movie in a very long time...

      i don't care if tarantino isn't quite as sharp as he used to be - to be honest - he was a little too sharp for my taste at

      i have a feeling this movie is going places! ANd i LOVE that he portrayed slavery somewhat realistically - especially after that asshole politicians remark about how slavery was GOOD for blacks...



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