By Christine Alexander
When Quentin Tarantino makes a movie, it becomes an event and that is definitely the case with his new controversial release ‘Django Unchained’. The gruesome but creative director has set his new film in the middle of the Wild West before the civil war when African Americans couldn’t ride a horse as they were slaves for white men.
Slave, Django (Jamie Fox), is freed by an unprofessional dentist, Dr King Schultz (funny man Christoph Waltz), who is secretly a bounty hunter looking for the ‘Brittle Brothers’. Seeking Django’s help to find and kill the villainous men. Whilst on the hunt, Django reveals to his new friend that he is married. The unlikely friends set on a quest to save Django’s wife from the sick and twisted, Calvin Candie (played extremely well by Leonardo DiCaprio, as usual).
Bloody brilliant is all I can say about this movie. It has to be one of his best movies I have ever seen. It is a little different to Tarantino’s typical movies, with the use of lack of storyline (unlike this one) but he still continues to use his own style with great amounts of feat and of course, his exaggerated uses of gore during the action sequences. When someone got shot during the movie, it’s almost as if they were exploding, the gore was that graphic.
Besides the fun this movie offers to audiences, the acting is superb! Great choice of cast but Jamie Fox, I couldn’t see him much as an actor in previous films but his character as Django proves me wrong big time! This has to be Fox’s biggest and best role as he presents himself as the greatest “nigger” cowboy of all time.
It is a 3 hour journey but it’s worth it with the comedy, violence, and fun this movie has to offer! Tarantino fans will absolutely love it or hate it compared to his other classics including Pulp Fiction. Absolutely loved it!