Django Unchained (Film Review)

Mar 16, 2013
Quentin Tarantino.. I liked the way you film boy.
For those who didn't follow my posts, Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time favorite director. He had made films that changed the way I see films (particularly the dialogue/ script in general). Remembering my first Tarantino movie is Inglourious Basterds. I was flawed over to how amazing the consistency and delivery of dialogue is. I was an immediate fan instantly, that I started to watch most of his films. There was one particular movie that strucked me as a movie buff myself, Pulp Fiction.. Pulp Fiction is one of the best film without a doubt I had ever seen. I mean you got amazing A-list actors, a pretty nice story and setting, and the gratifyingly amazing dialogue you'll never regret but to love. So, here I am doing a review of his 10th film Django Unchained. I apologize this review might be a tad late, so here goes.

Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. It is simply about a black slave named Django, whom reached by Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter, to accompany him in finding the brittle brothers (well, since Django knew the exact faces of those men). In return, Schultz must also help Django to find his wife Broomhilda from the ruthless, big time plantation owner Calvin Candie. I'm not going a bit further to the plot because there's a lot of depth and layers to talk to (which i'm not gonna spoil).

This film is a work of craft. I'll just say this is a masterpiece every Tarantino fan or maybe a casual moviegoer should watch. It is also a nice homage to classic Westerns like the Dollars Trilogy and some non-Western like Gone with the Wind. I actually got to see tons of references to Leone films (not to mention an awesome cameo from the original 'Django' himself Franco Nero), like the infamous zoom in shot and the violence (which i'm tackling later on).

The acting for this movie is exceptional. I didn't see Jamie Foxx being Jamie Foxx or Waltz being himself. I saw a different character that made me glued my eyes on for 2 1/2 hours. And who would not love Leonardo DiCaprio, whom I thought is the best part of the movie.  Samuel L. Jackson steals every scene he's in to. Same goes to the previous two actors (Waltz and DiCaprio) who steals in every scene they're in. But when these three goes together in one scene, it's priceless. It's a dream to see a Western that is both awesome and very irresistable.

Now, let's talk about the violence. The violence in this movie was so, so intense. There were a huge amount of blood and gore in this film. And to be honest, yet the film is very brutal, the violence portrayed a significant part on the subject matter it tackles, slavery. Not to be racist or offensive, but some talks of the N-- word made me giggle a bit. I mean, it's part of the humor Tarantino wrote for the script, but sometimes I found it a bit too rough.

This review doesn't turn too long as I intended, but I have to say "Django Unchained" might be my favorite film of 2012 if the film is released here last year. It is arguably the second best Tarantino to date and one of the best Western I have seen.

The geek rates it 9.5/10. I will be back this Sunday for another late review, this time for Oz the Great and Powerful and Silver Linings Playbook.

Django Unchained is now showing nationwide with a R-16 rating from MTRCB.
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