Thursday, December 27, 2012

Django Unchained (2012)

Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Cast:Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Amber Tamblyn, Bruce Dern, Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino. 165 min. Rated R. Western/Action.

Tarantino should probably be named "The Great Entertainer", because like all his other movies, Django Unchained has the same satisfying proportions of a captivating story, beautiful dialogue, an uplifting soundtrack ... and an endless reservoir of cinematic blood and gore. And like all his other movies, Django doesn't really have any take-home message. It's just all about pure entertainment, and the love for movies. As slavery era bounty hunters, Foxx and Waltz create one of the most memorable film duos ever, and DiCaprio and Jackson's villains are gems to cherish. I just wish QT would make movies more often.

PS: "And the Friendly Participation of Franco Nero." What's that supposed to mean?

Mo says:


  1. And to have Ennio Morricone involved in the music: priceless!

  2. Did Morriccone write original music for the movie? Because Tarantino has used old Morriccone music previously, in "Kill Bill" and "Inglourious Basterds". Awesome ones too.

  3. I will definitely be watching this one when I get the chance.

    I suppose the Franco Nero reference relates to him playing Django originally?

  4. Maybe, but Franco Nero does have a small role in the movie. So maybe he just took an honorary role or something.

    I just found it funny, as though Tarantino has experienced instances of actors' "hostile participation"s in the past. I wouldn't put that beyond Tarantino.