Django Unchained. What's your review?

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    Dec 26, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    This is the one I'm eager to see. If you've seen it, what's your take?
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    JUST SAW IT. FUCKIN AMAZING
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    I heard Spike Lee didn't like it lol does he like ANYTHING that he doesn't produce? icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    I was supposed to go to the red carpet premier but they closed it to public after the CT shooting :/
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    i didn't see it. but i helped make it icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidi didn't see it. but i helped make it icon_rolleyes.gif


    really?
  • cpgoose1

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    Dec 26, 2012 8:18 AM GMT
    Absolutely amazing. If you like/love the Kill Bill series, then you will love this film.
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    cpgoose1 saidAbsolutely amazing. If you like/love the Kill Bill series, then you will love this film.


    What are the similarities?
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
    Can't wait for it to be shown here in South Africa...saw the highlights yesterday :-))))
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    Jan 04, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    It is a brilliant piece of film making.

    Quite violent in parts. But it quite enjoyable none the less.

    Two Thumbs and a dick firmly up!
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    Jan 04, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
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    cpgoose1 saidAbsolutely amazing. If you like/love the Kill Bill series, then you will love this film.


    What are the similarities?

    This^^

    I likes the Kill Bill movies, but the trailers of Django didnt indicate any similarities except that it's Quenten's movie.
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
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    _SAGE_ said
    cpgoose1 saidAbsolutely amazing. If you like/love the Kill Bill series, then you will love this film.


    What are the similarities?

    This^^

    I likes the Kill Bill movies, but the trailers of Django didnt indicate any similarities except that it's Quenten's movie.


    Lot's of shooting.
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    It was an awesome movie!!!!! Hysterical at times!!! It is a movie everyone should check out...But it is gory in a very over the top way
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    i just downloaded and ready to play yay...icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 07, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    I LOVED it. Me and the whole theater was cheering at the end when they ride away from the burning mansion. I only wish a few other characters would have survived.
  • great_scott

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    Jan 07, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    It was pretty solid. Tarantino's a huge blaxploitation fan, and that was definitely the style he used for this, which makes it pretty different from any other slave movie. The slave is the hero, not the victim. There are some gratuitously violent parts because that's part of the whole B movie style. I can see why some people see similarities to Kill Bill, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds and some of his other films. He works his B movie influence into pretty much all of his projects.
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    Jan 07, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Awesome. Everyone involved did their thang
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    Jan 07, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    I thought it was pretty legit, but there were a couple of scenes that I found disturbing.
  • FirestormDavi...

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    Jan 07, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    Having grimaced through other Quentin creations I was ultra relieved there was no rape scene. There's a great reference about walking through fire for love's reward and at the end you may not notice but after he blows up the Cracker house Jamie walks through a fireball to the female.

    I'm a guy that is real comfortable with anything grotesque--I used to pick my nose and eat my own boogers, and I'm usually disappointed if I can't smell my own fart. Even still, I'm used to being real disturbed by about 40% of each film Tarantino makes. This one was only about 12% thanks to a lot of off screen bullet impacts. There's a lot of great humor but there's still some nastiness that I guess is historical...you'll never think of "Southern hospitality" the same...

    There's a real homoerotic sculpture behind Nardo in the dinner scene and I know his character likes wrestling but it seems a lil too man loving to be platonic. I couldn't tell but weren't the lights at the table mounted on hundreds of naked sculpted men? I just hope Quent's intent wasn't to make Nardo's bad guy look like a homo to build up his "evil" presence. I was real pissed when Javier Bardem's bad guy grabbed James Bond's thighs in Skyfall because shit, when does a good guy grab James' thighs? (Plus Bond is way too much of a man whore and I'm sick of it. Monogamy is way more badass than being a skank).

    As with all Tarantino movies, it's 20+ minutes too long but hey, it all works out.
    Spaghetti meat sauce all around...sponsored by Prego.

    Gun worshiping has got to stop though, warriors are far more awesome when they don't need them. The heinous truth though is embodied by the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the Middle Eastern man emerges in a circle before Indy demonstrating his ninja abilities and Jones just pulls out a gun and shoots him. Damn.

    Get ready to see Foxx nuts too. But not in a scene that could be enjoyable.

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    Jan 07, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN saidJUST SAW IT. FUCKIN AMAZING
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    Jan 07, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    I saw it again this weekend since I need at least two viewings of Tarantino films to form an opinion...

    This isn't QT's best or even in the top three but it's an accomplished piece of cinema. Django's haunted love for Brommhilda (by which he sees her 'ghost' during the journey) might be QT's most romantic work yet. It felt more genuine than just a macguffin for moving to the next violent act.

    I enjoyed Christoph Waltz as much as I did in Inglorius Basterds. He really chews the scenery to the audiences delight. In fact I think this might be one of his most crowd pleasing films depending on your emotional connection to human trafficking. However Basterds was pretty satisfying if you have an aversion to Hitlery stuff.

    I enjoyed Leo Dicaprio quite a bit in this. His slightly incestuous relationship with his sister is delicious. I didn't see the wrestling statue as a possible nod to homosexuality but I did notice that it was a white statue. A black statue would have been crude in the formal dining room perhaps?

    I gave it a 9/10 in the movie rating thread but I think I'd knock that down to 8.5 / 10. I don't know - Django's blue dandy suit might kick that back to a 9!

    I have a real issue with the final act.

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    I think Django's release to the LeQuint Mining Company violates the integrity of the films established reality. Candieland is not a place where disrespecting black men are allowed to leave. Especially after murdering the patriarch and a couple dozen henchmen. Stephen HATED Django and would have slow roasted him in the hot box to avenge his masters death. It's not right.

  • FirestormDavi...

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    Jan 07, 2013 7:58 AM GMT
    Did I just hear incestuous and delicious in the same sentence? I'm already having problems with nausea tonight, dammit.
  • Machina

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    Jan 07, 2013 8:34 AM GMT
    This movie kicks ass on every level!
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    Jan 07, 2013 9:13 AM GMT
    FirestormDavid saidDid I just hear incestuous and delicious in the same sentence? I'm already having problems with nausea tonight, dammit.


    Freudian slip I guess. I saw it with my sister both times. icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 08, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    Freud was insane and his ideas are all horse shit. Horse shit is actually likely more pure.