Django Unchained Review

January 4, 2013 No Comments »
Django Unchained Review

By Maria Loutraris

 

Recipe for a Quentin Tarantino Film:

1 scene of mass murder

Blood (add add for flavor)

Western Music

Quentin Tarantino’s newest film Django Unchained (the D is silent), is about Dr. Schultz who frees Django (a former slave), turns him into a bounty hunter, their work together and the quest to free Django’s wife, Broomhilda.   Maybe not academy award quality of a film, it was a creative original screenplay.  If you like a funny, suspenseful bloody movie with great acting, this is your movie, if not then I direct you toward Les Miserables or the Hobbit.

Spike Lee, an American director who often addresses race, dubbed this movie to be “offensive and disrespectful” to his ancestors.  Controversial or not, the film addresses actual issues during slave times but with a Quentin twist and Kerry Washington (Broomhilda) said that the emotions she felt while filming were very real.  Leonardo Dicaprio portrayed slave owner Calvin Candie, although not a usual role-type for Leo, he was phenomenal.

This movie deserves a B, and is recommended for appropriate audiences only.

 



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