There has been a great deal said about Quentin Tarantino’s oeuvre. Some think he is brilliant others think he is a terrible director of shlock, but no matter what you think of him and his work he has made some of the most influential films of his generation.
Personally he’s my favorite director, so when I heard he had a new movie coming out, and a spaghetti western at that, and that the main character was named Django I had to see it. And it did not disappoint.
Django is about a slave who is freed by a bounty hunter. It seems Django knows the identity of some high-dollar bounties and the bounty hunter offers him his freedom for his assistance. They quickly become friends and they decide to save Django’s wife from a sadistic plantation owner.
This movie blew me away. It’s locations, it’s action scenes, even Tarantino’s choice in music creates a truly unforgettable film.
The movie works mainly from it’s phenomenal cast. From Jamie Foxx, to Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio to one of my favorite character actors Walton Goggins every actor is at their best. DiCaprio’s turn as Calvin Candie creates a truly memorable villain. Even Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen turns in a villain who you can’t wait to get his just desserts.
But I have to give credit where credit is due without Jamie Foxx as Django the film would not be quite as memorable. There hasn’t been a character I rooted for more than his Django. He electrifies every moment he is on the screen and gives the film a hero you will love to cheer for.
Let’s talk about the action for a second. It is a very bloody film, with buckets of blood everywhere. Pistol shots have impacts like howitzers. Shotguns blow people apart and there is one instance of incredibly violent eye-gouging. So don’t take your kids is all I’m saying, unless you have awesome kids then definitely take them.
I would love to go on for pages and pages and rave about what a great film this is and why you should drop everything and go see it but Examiner doesn’t want twenty page reviews and I’m lazy. Very, very lazy. So I’ll just end it quick with a Five Star rating and hope you go and see this film.
I’ve added a link to the film’s content advisory page here. A link to movie showtimes here. And a link to the film’s website here.
So go and see this movie and support your local gunfighter. Plus watch for a cameo by Franco Nero the original Django. So once more I urge you to go see this brilliant film just don’t wait until high noon to see it. I’ve really got to stop making references to classic westerns. Peace out Y’all.