I didn’t want to watch Inglorious Basterds, it just happened to be on TV and I happened to be in the room when it was on – and it blew me away.
Now, Tarantino’s following up what must be one of the best holocaust revenge movies with what looks to be one of the best slavery revenge movies with Django Unchained. The trailer looks slick, in the two lines he has in it, Leonardo DiCaprio looks on form as the kind of bad guy you love to hate.
What’s got me excited about this film is the fuss it’s going to cause off-screen as well as on. Why? Rumors abound that the film portrays some of worst factually recorded tortures inflicted upon slaves by slave owners in the pre-Civil War American South, and then Django, played by Jamie Foxx violently punishing them for it. Normally I’d say “Nah, that’ll have been written out by the,” but this is a Tarantino film – and with him, anything goes. They did some pretty twisted stuff to Nazis in Inglorious Basterds, lets see how high the level goes in Django Unchained.
Slave owners’ blood spattering on a field of fluffy cotton in the trailer? Foxx’ line, “Kill white folk and get paid to do it? Whats not to like?” This one’s not going to cause any kind of controversy at all…