Written October 21, 2014
Finally! Our first black superhero of the old south. This gives me much hope that the movie industry is shifting and its about time. We need more heros and heroines in prolific roles such as this. I was proud. Thank you QUENTIN!
Written October 28, 2014
Django exceeded my expectations in almost every regard. It's way too long, but you almost don't care because the story and characters draw you in completely. Tarantino put his foot into this. Although this is a fantasy about a slave handing out retribution to those who have wronged him and the love of his life, too many things seemed deadly accurate in regards to Tarantino's depiction of the time period. Anyone complaining about the gratuitous use of the N-word really needs a reality check about slavery. Never before has the word been thrown around so *appropriately*, considering the time period. The acting is top-notch, Leo, Jaime, Christopher, and Samuel really stepped up to the plate, and the dialogue is sharp. I was surprised about how much humor this movie contained. It never trivializes the issue of slavery, it does poke fun at many of the players who participated in it. I do think it could have been edited down by a half an hour, but it
Written October 31, 2014
This movie was one of the best that I have seen in a long time. Tarantino, Foxx and Jackson all deserve Academy awards. All contribute their immense talents by taking a historic, tragic period of human life (i.e., see Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards) and blending a fictional story into the fabric such 'revenge' against the bad guys is almost plausible. The underlying, or perhaps graphic, reference to the savagery of slavery, the unbelievable pretenses that it was allowed to exist; and deemed acceptable as a way of life and pitted slaves against one another, is truly disgusting. At times, the scenes are hard to watch and accept that humans can treat other this way. Still, the acting, plot and character development is phenomenal. Lastly, to Tarantino's directing genius, he can inject farcical scenes without destroying the movie flow. Given the acceptance of such a brutal institution as slavery, the absurdities are ' truer than life'. This is a classic.
Written October 20, 2014
This is by far Tarantino's best film. MUST MUST MUST MUST GO SEE!!!!!!!!!!! Long but you wont even feel the time pass. Every character is so well played and was accurately cast. What a great film!!!!!
Written December 19, 2014
"Djano" means a fun movie, gotta see it once.
"Pulp Fiction," on the other hand, never gets old even though one can view it 100's of times. I noted a number of the audience who talked about the humor in "Django," which is funny and filled with great moments. However In nearly every scene of "Pulp Fiction" there was a take-away moment, a key line one could use later; funnier, too.
I rate his movies in order (Directed and/or wrote) 1. Pulp 2. True Romance 3. Reservoir Dogs 4. From Dusk to Dawn 5. All the rest tie at No. 5
Understand, of course, that No. 5 on this list will be floors above most movies, so recognize this is a very high bar by the most creative of people.