December 29, 2012
Insanity in Candyland
Django Unchained is a great film up to the first shootout at Candyland. Then it becomes kinda souless for the last 30 minutes. Good, but not great. That is because Django's character is so stolid. Fox's acting is great, but his character keeps it all locked inside, so the revenge ending, albeit clever and DYNAMITE, is a step down as far as human depth.
Inglorious Basturds was a better film, more consistent to the last drop.
Django Unchained is a real education in the DETAILS of the cruelty and nutsness of the Slavery System. Slavery made slave masters insane in a very real way. Inhumanity makes us insane.
NOT for the kids. The violence here is explicit and treated as a romp.
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