Saturday, 13 July 2013

Review : Django Unchained

Django Unchained - A western adventure, of which a middle aged black slave, who gains the help of a German bounty hunter, who condemns him a freed slave. The two of them set off to rescue his wife from a brutal and cruel Mississippi plantation owner.

Hello Film Lovers.

Welcome to my newest review of this month, which is a Quentin Tarantino classic 'Django Unchained'. This film was written and directed by Tarantino, and I will start off the review by saying 'Django Unchained' is an absolutely incredible film. I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best films released this year, it's brilliant.

The Film is about exploring the story of one former dentist, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), who buys the freedom of a middle-aged slave, Django (Jamie Fox), and then trains him up with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he gains the interest, of embarking on a journey to find and rescue, Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie (Leonardo Di Caprio), who is this ruthless, vile and cruel plantation owner.

The movie basis itself off the old western adventures. Stuff like the old hard hitting 'Clint Eastwood' wild west movies, So people who have seen those films will probably have a better understanding of the setting, but it was set during a time where black people were not treated as equals, and that white people always had the upper hand. Black people were not treated like individuals or treated like a person, Django however is an exception, because he was bought his freedom.

The costumes for this are very detailed, They add impressionism to the mood, and allow the audience to play on their imaginations So all in all, really liked the costumes, I thought they were all very well designed, and matched the time it was set as well as the scenery and the sets were.

Performance wise Jamie Fox as 'Django' was brilliant, in the many occasion where he showed fury and anger, it put you on edge, he had a great sense of control in this part, he was funny on some occasions and just overall did a very good job.

Christoph Waltz for me; blew every other member of the cast out of the water. even Leonardo Di Caprio and Samuel L Jackson who are tow very professional actors. He for me delivered such a lovely performance, through his body language, his speech, his mannerisms, I loved every second of his performance on screen, he is a brilliant actor.

Leonardo Di Caprio, probably gave one of his strongest performances, ever in this film. I know some people will discredit me for not saying 'Titanic' or any other movies he's better remembered for. But I truly think he did an amazing job in this film. He plays a plantation owner, who on one hand is a charming, well polite and a proper gentlemen. and on the other is a really cold, cruel, vile vicious man and he was an excellent villain I thought.

The way he played it and played with the two sides to his character, made me feel uneasy and unsure of what his character was about. not that that's neccacraly a bad thing, it just meant he communicated a message to me which said, "I may appear nice, but underneath I'm a total bastard".

Samuel L Jackson, back again in a Tarantino movie, playing a sort of co-villain if you like. his character is quite an intimidating and nasty person. Just as bad as Leonardo Di Caprio's character, but on the other hand is a black man. I think that makes his character all the more interesting, he's a black man which has the respect of a white man, so therefore can do whatever he wants.

Quentin Tarantino pulled off another amazing project, besides all the graphic violence and bloody horror, he wrote and directed what I believe to be a truly clever, well written and thought out piece of drama which ticks pretty much all the boxes for me. Tarantino is so clever and so precise. I have no doubt he can deliver a great movie which adults can enjoy. There are some limitations with his work, sometimes it can be over exaggerated but then that also shows a great way of learning.

In a nutshell, I think 'Django Unchained' is a film in which the actors are tested as actors to perform. It allows the audience to get caught into the world of Quentin Tarantino. And it's just overall a wonderful Western Adventure. - 9/10

1 Gold Star to Christoph Waltz

1 Platinum to Quentin Tarantino

Thank you for reading this review, I hope you enjoyed reading my points of praise on this film. And if you haven't seen this movie, go out and buy it on DVD.

NEXT TIME : I will review 'This is the End' starring a plethora of well known faces : James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Emma Watson

I will post that review on Tuesday the 16th of July 2013.

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