Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Django Unchained (2012)

I know I don't go in for Awards Ceremonies  that is unless its for a movie I like. Then it should win everything and the award matters.

Heres what 'Django Unchained' has been nominated for.

Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor, Christoph Waltz
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing

What it's won thus far....This way to IMDb

It was superb! This needs to win 'Best Original Screenplay' (which sounds odd when you take into consideration how QT pulls in his insperation, but there's nobody who writes his unique way)

If anyone can spare $300 I'd like one of these....Spare $600 and let me have Django and Schultz.

Why is it so good?

The script.

Characters are well defined, given lots to do, lots of goals. Django has a clear goal, to get his wife back.

Obstacles are put in his way, and he grows as a character, as a man, learning along the way skills that will help him achieve his goal.

QT's movies can be almost 3 hours and not feel it because with every dialogue heavy scene, tension builds under the surface, tension that hints at major shit about to kick off. As a viewer I'm kept waiting in anticipation and when it comes, when the big gun fight, the deaths are delivered they are more than worth the wait. They are better for the wait.

When you think its over, there's more awesomness to come.

And damn if QT doesn't know how to write instant classic lines.

I'd saw the trailer once online previous to seeing the trailer in the cinema when I was with my sister, she looked to me "Huh? How are you quoting it already?" and by the time I saw the movie, I had more lines memorized.

And then there is the...


The actors capture you into their world, the world of "The Southern".

Jamie Foxx as Django grows so much over the course of this movie. He is such a physical actor, his whole demeanour changes as he overcomes obstacles, is given worth and freedom.

Christoph Waltz's portrayal as Schultz makes me want to re-watch this movie immediately, if not sooner. He is so disgusted by slavery that it is him that sets the entire movie in motion. He is so polite, a stranger in a strange land, yet there is something under the surface that tells you he can handle his shit, that he may be polite but it does not mean he is not the most dangerous man in the room.

I think Christoph Waltz is my new love.

Leo DiCaprio is a scene stealer, and stealing it from him is Sam Jackson. The two of them leap out the screen, grab you by the collar and make you take notice.

Rating - 6

Hasta Luego
-Fake Shemp-


  1. This is surely not historically accurate, but when it shows moronic slave-owners getting their just desserts, it’s deliciously satisfying. Nice review.

  2. QT has his own universe, In his world movies stopped the war, and thats why I think pop culture is so prevalent in his movies, his world.

    QT has said that Django and Broonhilda are ancestors of Shaft, in his world.

    Just like Vic from Reservoir Dogs is the brother of Vince from Pulp Fiction, all his movies are the tarantinoverse.

    I wholly agree, its such an amazing satisfying movie, thank you for taking the time to read and comment :D

  3. Sadly, I made the mistake of seeing Texas Chainsaw 3D instead of this. :(

  4. I was not interested in seeing TCM3D at first but my interest in horror overtook my trepidations and I want to see it now, but because of the show times of it here in Newcastle (once a day starting at around 23:00) I have not had the chance. (work clashes with those late schedulingness from my local cinema)