Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino follows up his terrific homage to the 'guys on a mission' films of classic cinema, 'Inglourious Basterds', with his take on the spaghetti western genre.  And it is Quintessential Quentin, for sure.  Fans of Tarantino should know exactly what to expect: snappy dialogue, extreme violence, inappropriate and excessive use of the 'n-----' word, and lots of really fun and really memorable scenes.   And this time we're treated to excellent performances by new Tarantino cast members Jamie Fox and Leonardo DiCaprio, along with instant classic returns by regulars Samuel Jackson and Christoph Waltz.  It's a bit long at 2 hours and 45 minutes, but it rarely feels it.  If you're a fan of Tarantino (and I am), you'll surely enjoy his latest very, very much.  Non-fans, newbies, and prudes should approach with caution.

Grade: A

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