Ashdoc's movie review---Django unchained

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Ashdoc's movie review---Django unchained

Post by ashdoc on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:03 pm

have seen very few of Quentin Tarantino's films---except The Rock and Crimson Tide.....

......But now that I have seen this , I am gonna see them all.....

......And write reviews---thats a promise.....

Suddenly I have become a fan....

While traditionally Hollywood has been squeamish on the subject of Black
slavery , Tarantino takes the subject head on with the attitude of a
raging bull in a China shop.....

......And like a raging bull , he creates havoc in the form of spectacular violence.....

And thats what he is creates in all his films---or so I heard.....

Thats why I am gonna watch them all.....

In this film the spectacular violence is not only in the shooting sprees
of bullets and explosions of dynamite (of course , all that is there
too ) but also in the mindblowing racism of some of the characters in
the film and in the ugly scenes it creates......

......Scenes of dogs attacking a black man presumably with the intention
of tearing him apart---thankfully the camera turns away at the last
moment....

.....Scenes of black people being scourged by long whips till the marks appear on their backs and they writhe in agony.....

......Scenes of a black man pleading for his wife to be spared such a cruel fate till you are choked with emotion....

......Scenes of two black men forced to fight each other till one of
them manages to break another's bones and then kill him.....

Now I know why slavery is known as the fate worse than death.....

And amidst all this mayhem one black man is freed by a white man from the chain gang that chains him.....

That black man's name is Django.....

Yeah , this time the Django is a black slave---but Django is now unchained.....

And not only is he unchained , he is unleashed onto us.....

For the German white man who frees him tells him a mythical story of a
German princess who has been trapped by her father on top of a mountain
with dragons guarding her , and about the hero who saves her because she
is worth all that.....

And our hero wants to do the same for his wife who is held as a slave by
a brutal slave plantation owner played with aplomb by Leonardo Di
Caprio.....
For she is worth all that risk too.....

So Django and his German deliverer set off to that plantation in the
fanatically slave holding state of Mississippi where a black man on a
horse draws a lot of stares and also some real hostility......

But who is the German deliverer ?? He's a bounty hunter who kills wanted
men for money---and Django gets plenty of training for the grim task
ahead by killing evil men who have price on their heads......and the
audience gets to see a lot of action western style---quick draws of guns
by men riding fast horses ; so quick that the other man cant
retaliate.....

Yeah , the good old days of Clint Eastwood are back big time.....

But the real danger lies after this phase---that of going to free the
beautiful black slave from the clutches of her sinister owners.....

Its task akin to taking food from a lion's mouth.....

For the terrifying slave owners live in a land bristling with guns of all caliber......

So can the hero and his friend save the lovely black lady from the hell she is in....

Go and watch the movie for that.....

Watch the Tarantino style of movie making......

Watch as the tension builds over seemingly normal conversations with
violent people on a dinner table with a sense of impending doom.....

......For you know that guns are going to boom any moment.....

And when they do , watch with a smile on your face.....for this is moviemaking at its very best.....

Acting by everyone is faultless , but the icing on the cake is the slave
plantation owner's aide played by Samuel L Jackson---a black man who
supports the slave system , and is indeed a part and parcel of it ; an
embodiment of evil beyond comprehension and also within it---for his
livelihood depends on supporting the slave system forced on people of
his own race , and whose total dedication to his white master's needs is
outrageously infuriating.....

Best dialogues are given to Django's German friend ( played superbly by
Christoph Waltz ) who speaks super correct English , and springs some
laughs for the audience even in a tense situation.....

Some comic scenes are really hilarious , like the scene in which the
white hooded Ku Klux Klan members discover that the eyeholes in their
white hoods are improperly made , leading to confusion during a raid....

But it is violence that is king.....

All flames erupting from barrels of guns and blood erupting from bodies of men and explosions rocking the place.....

This is no film for the chicken hearted , and indeed many African
Americans have vowed not to see it---for the indignities heaped upon the
black slave from Africa are truely heartrending.....

But if you do have a tough heart , it well worth the money spent.....

Verdict---outstanding .

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Django unchained

Post by Hellsangel on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:11 pm

The Rock and Crimson Tide? Directed by Tarantino?

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Django unchained

Post by ashdoc on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:28 pm

sorry , he was writer of the two , not director . my mistake .

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Post by Hellsangel on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:45 pm

ashdoc wrote:sorry , he was writer of the two , not director . my mistake .

Really?

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Post by Propagandhi711 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:52 pm

his mistake again. tarantino was the camera man

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Django unchained

Post by ashdoc on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:52 pm

Hellsangel wrote:
ashdoc wrote:sorry , he was writer of the two , not director . my mistake .

Really?

so says wiki---

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino_filmography

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Post by Hellsangel on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:58 pm

HTH:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/?ref_=sr_1#Writer

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Post by ashdoc on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:01 pm

Hellsangel wrote:HTH:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/?ref_=sr_1#Writer

yeah , wiki says he was writer for both but he's uncredited for both .

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Post by Hellsangel on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:04 pm

As far as this movie goes, it was 45 minutes too long, not as good as Inglorious Basterds, and not as engrossing as people made it out to be. And Spike Lee certainly helped sell tickets.

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