posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 12:07 AM
Just got back from seeing this and it's really great. I'm a big fan of westerns, so any time a modern western gets made I'm excited. This, coupled
with True Grit makes me hopeful that we might get a minor western renaissance.
Anyway, Django is really awesome. The actors are all great. I've never cared about Jamie Foxx. Ray was good, but other than that I just don't care
about the man's career. He's perfect for this. After seeing it I can't imagine any one else in the role. Christoph Waltz continues to be tremendous
under QT's direction. Sam Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio are very good. There's also a ton of cameos: Don Johnson, Tom Wopat, Michael Parks, Bruce
Dern, MC Gainey and a few others.
The action is over-the-top and super bloody and QT knows the rhythms of a western. So, while the violence is ridiculous, he knows when to use it and
it's great. There's some awesome shoot-outs. The script has a few problems, but overall the characters are done well and there's some really
interesting things going on especially in the second half of the movie.
I wasn't expecting two things: First, how the funny the movie is. QT movies always have humor in them, but this is hilarious. Christoph Waltz has
excellent comedic timing, there's a really funny scene that comes out of no where and the Tarantino is good at making racism funny without being
racist (I think, Spike Lee would disagree). The second thing was how great the soundtrack is. It's basically an awesome mix cd. You've got a lot of
classic western score music, but there's also a Jim Croce in there, Richie Havens, some good rap, a nice kind of RnB.soul song. It works so well. My
toes were constantly tapping.
All in all, it's great. Easily in my Top 5 for the year. It's an incredible capper to an amazing year of movies. Highly recommend.
1/3/2013 by SaulGoodman because: (no reason given)