Monday, December 31, 2012

Django Unchained: Movie Review

If you liked Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Spaghetti Westerns and Blacksploitation films from the seventies, and the scene where Sonny dies in The Godfather, you will really like Django Unchained.  It is completely over the top, with every bullet hitting flesh an arterial shot (and it is a fair criticism to disagree with that as an artistic statement).  I get a little annoyed with attempts to pass rural California off as the South, but it was entertaining.  And the film got Spike Lee all fired up.

And it even had some serious moments (warning: this is a spoiler):
Samuel L. Jackson refuses to answer question when interviewer refuses to say "n-word."
Jammie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson coach DiCaprio on saying the "n-word."
Raaaaaacist Django action figures? 
Now this is BSC:  Samuel L. Jackson's character "Stephen" is Clarence Thomas?  The left have lost their friggin minds.
This is an interesting take on Django...
This is correct too:  Since Tarantino's frame of reference for just about everything is cinema, Django Unchained is not about slavery or racism, but about slavery and racism in movies...   
Friday Fashion Fail...

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