movie: Django Unchained

Yay! A movie post! We didn’t watch any movies the two weekends before this so that’s why I haven’t had any movie posts lately. The Netflix envelope gathered some dust.

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Description from IMDB: “With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.”

The husband and I weren’t sure if we’d like this movie. It’s a Quentin Tarantino movie, which is usually a safe bet for us, but you never know what kind of weird stuff he’s going to turn out.

This movie is really good. It has the typical Tarantino elements. We have the over the top violence and the blood splatters. We have the quirkiness, which is what I like most about his movies.

Django is a likable character, but he still has some really dark moments. He’s loyal in some ways and yet he seems all too willing to forget where he came from. It is interesting to watch him evolve from a slave in chains to a full-fledged badass.

When this movie came out, people made a big deal about the use of the “N” word. Quentin (we’re on a first name basis, lol) does have a tendency to toss the word around a lot. However, in this movie, I don’t think he could’ve properly conveyed the cruelty of the southern slave culture without using it. I didn’t think it was excessive.

Django Unchained contains much ass kicking. It gets an A.

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