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  • 2 years ago
  • I've never been a huge fan of Westerns - traditional, spaghetti, or otherwise. So I have no yoke to bear when I say that Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is the best Western I've ever seen.

    The title character is a pre-Civil War slave (Jamie Foxx) freed by a conniving bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz), so that Schultz can hunt down three outlaws only Django can identify. In the midst of this task, Schultz discovers that Django is married to Broomhilda (Kerri Washington), a slave trapped on an infamously brutal plantation named Candieland. Schultz then sets about freeing Broomhilda and reuniting her with Django.

    Writer-director Tarantino's calling card is his lack of political correctness, and that's on full display here. Tarantino merges two way-out-there genres, the spaghetti Western and the blaxploitation flick, to depict ignorant white slave-owners getting what's coming to them.

    Violence-wise, the movie is bathed in blood. The movie also pulls no punches language-wise, dotting its dialogue with the infamous N-word as much as possible. Because of this, many feel that "Django's" treats its raw subject matter - brutal slavery in the South - too lightly and gratuitously.

    I don't agree. "Django Unchained" is no "Blazing Saddles. " Look at the character of Stephen, a Candieland slave who is all Uncle Tom on the surface but is actually the brains behind the plantation. Samuel L. Jackson goes all-out to show Stephen as a slave who has triumphed over his Deep South origins and isn't about to let anyone, white or black, upset the status quo.

    I think Tarantino is getting at something here. By showing the ignorance and evil of all who willingly let slavery continue, "Django" is giving us the flip side of ultra-reverent Southern epics such as "Gone with the Wind" - and about time, too. "Django Unleashed" is surely not historically accurate, but when it shows moronic slave-owners getting their just desserts, it's deliciously satisfying. 9/10-Full price
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  • 2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 nice...you have improved beyond belief and your text is coherent now :)
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  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 but natrually what ever genre QT does it isnt one the same genre :L
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  • 2 years ago
  • @bawnian-dexeus@ejk1@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx, @dan1, @mr-eighty8@narrator
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  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 Seeing this one tonight and im excited to see it. One thing that i think is dumb is how people are getting riled up that Tarentino uses the N word so many times in a Western film set in the South
  • 2 years ago
  • @SherlockHolmes2009 they are just snot nosed ass licking idiots who cant fathom how it works in his paly on words and contextually in his films.
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  • 2 years ago
  • @SherlockHolmes2009 he never says the n-word in the movie he just says blackie
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  • 2 years ago
  • @Zak-Lee-Ferguson samething goes to you
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  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 we are talking of his use of it in previous films Monkey my old friend :)
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  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 same thing goes for me?
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  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 Tarantino wrote the movie. The N word was used at least 200 times.
  • 2 years ago
  • @corey Less than that like 101 times I counted I got comfortable one time in the movie when a saloon is called "Ye Ol Nigg*r" it was either a saloon or a cloth store
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  • 2 years ago
  • @corey what happened to ticket or skip it
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  • 2 years ago
  • @Zak-Lee-Ferguson Exactly I only knew about the controversy from Spike Lee but Spike Lee overreacts to everything, they call one black dude the N word and Spike Lee goes on a spree that he claims the directors racist and the writers are racist just cuz they used the N word once. @monkeyiron2-0 told me they dont use the N word but still he goes crazy cuz its about slaves, its part of history
  • 2 years ago
  • @SherlockHolmes2009 No I said Tarantino himself dont say nigg*r but everybody else they say it over-and-over to the point where a saloon or a slave clothing store is called "Ye Old Nigg*r" l
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  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 O i thought you meant the whole movie itself, yea they say the N word alot
  • 2 years ago
  • @monkeyiron2-0 -- Nice review, man. Did you seriously write that?

    @corey -- Not even close. 80 times, max.

    @SherlockHolmes2009@Zak-Lee-Ferguson -- It's the silliest thing I've ever heard. God forbid the man uses the term to complement historical accuracy.
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  • 2 years ago
  • @SherlockHolmes2009 the whole thing is just a green haze of envious want....Lee is so in your face and preachy and boring cinematically...his whole film c.V is based around exploits AND intergrations of rascists...and where QT doesnt fail is he puts the conceptual accuracy of the black race and their observent and constant use of the N word--its like sacred ground in hollywood but where QT succeeds is he captures nationalities and more through his interpretations...where Lee i view is quite rascist in his on going pursuit of QT and numerous directors and the portrayals of white people...hes just moody cause QT can make great films and get patted on the back for his portrayal of such strong characters of which are black :)
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  • 2 years ago
  • where Lee just comes off as a moody, blotched bore who has one thing gonig for him...and i hope this does not ocme away rascist but his skin colour :)
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