Quentin Tarantino is back with a “Southern”, not a western but a southern, Django Unchained starring a great collection of cast with Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz.
Set two years before the American civil war, Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave that is bought and given freedom by Dr Shultz (Christoph Waltz) and then they set on the road to find Django’s wife and become bounty hunters in the process.
Django Unchained “Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.”
I’m a big fan of the Spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone and Django reminded me so much of these, it even included a track by long time collaborator with Leone, Ennio Morricone, which was so nicely added in to the soundtrack of Django.
Django Unchained has all those hallmark signs of a Quentin Tarantino movie, with its choice of music tracks, editing style and story telling.
Right from the start of Django Unchained you know that you are in for a film that will keep you gripped throughout its running time, Jamie Foxx is superb as Django as he kills “bad white people” for their bounties while on his quest to find his wife.
Although some people may be taken back by the ‘N’ word, but it’s all down to it being set on the deep south and that’s how they used to speak during the slave trade era.
It is nice to see a film that has an 18 certificate for a change and Django Unchained certainly deserves the rating, with the amount of blood that flows towards the end of the film, which is all brilliantly done in true Tarantino style.
There’s even those very funny moments, special one in particular that had me crying with laughter, featuring a scene with Bid Daddy (Don Johnson) discussing hoods and the eye-holes in then, maybe it was just me, but the scene was hysterical.
With a stellar cast, great directing, soundtrack and action, Django Unchained is certainly going to be a big hit, Tarentino has shown that the “cowboy” film isn’t dead and he’s brought the style of those spaghetti westerns right in to the 21st century with a massive bang! Also try to sopt the original Django, Franco Nero, in a cameo role in the film.
Overall Thoughts For Django Unchained
Django is a must for Tarentino fans and fans of the genre, Django is action packed and fun, it’s certainly a film that is going to be extremely popular with the majority of audiences that see it.
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