Monday, December 24, 2012

Django Unchained Review - 2½ Stars

Quentin Tarantino will not disappoint his fans in this disturbing, violent, often hilarious movie mash up.  Jamie Foxx plays a newly freed slave turned bounty hunter on a quest with Christoph Waltz to free Jamie’s wife — Kerry Washington — from cruel plantation owner Leonardo DiCaprio.  “Django” follows Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” as a lampoons of history.  Part spaghetti western, part Blaxploitation, “Django” has plenty to shock viewers, over the top violence, and liberal uses of the “N” word. Samuel L. Jackson pushes the envelop as the head servant of the plantation mansion.   Some viewers have walked out of preview showings in shock thanks to the cruelty of many of the slave scenes, as well as the violence and intensity of the language.  “Django” runs on way too long as it piles one atrocity on top of another.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Violent anti slavery revenge fantasy.  Is it entertaining?  Shocking and sometimes hilarious.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Note the R rating and not Tarantino and then sort yourselves out.