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Django Unchained (“My Blog’s First Movie Review”)

2 Jan


Synopsis: “With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.” (Rated R; 2 hours 45 minutes)

To start off my first movie of 2013, I decided to exit my comfort zone a bit, and create a simple little blog where I can write anything from a quick comment to a full movie review about EVERY MOVIE I SEE – in theaters at least…let’s hope this doesn’t look terrible!

Kicking off 2013 (and to help Adi and I relax a bit after dealing with insurance companies and doctors all day), we went to see Quentin Tarantino’s latest, and boy was it a fun (almost) 3 hours!

Obvious disclaimer: You will not like this movie if you don’t like his other movies. If you hated Inglorious Basterds, thought it was too violent, or heaven forbid – too unrealistic – then you won’t like this one any more than that. If like the rest of us you thought Inglorious Basterds was an awesome revenge fantasy where the Jews got to get their Tarantino-esque rocks off killing Nazis, then this movie does for black people what that did for Jews. Jamie Foxx does a great job in the Clint Eastwood type silent badass cowboy character, and Chistoph Waltz was fantastic spinning Tarantino’s amusing and clever dialogue.

The movie was entertaining from start to finish, fun amounts of blood for an action junkie like myself, kind of like with Kill Bill.

And Samuel L Jackson was hilarious as the ultimate “Uncle Tom”, so many great characters, and the music as always is essential to the mood of the movie…absolutely recommend it.

It was as great as Inglorious Basterds, maybe better, and less good than…The Help

Quality Rating: A+

Boaz Rating: A+ (Probably my favorite movie released in 2012)