Django Unchained - Film Review
Django Unchained is a Quentin Tarantino movie from 2012.
The main characters are:
Jamie Foxx as Django
Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie
Kerry Washington as Broomhilda von Shaft, and
Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen.
Normally, I'm not that keen on Tarantino films but Mr. R. cajoled me into watching this one, and I'm so glad I did as this was quite good!
First of all, it's very long at nearly 3 hours. It's about Django, a slave now become free man when he is purchased by Dr. Schultz. Dr. Schultz is a former dentist now turned bounty hunter and he wants Django to be a bounty deputy for him.
As they go along and Django learns the trade, we learn about Django's wife, who has the very unlikely name of Broomhilda (surely they mean Brunnhilde though this is the cast list from IMBD) and learned to speak German ! She is a slave on Calvin Candie's plantation and the Dr. and Django concoct a plan to free her.
While we do see Tarantino's trademark violence, and his own cameo appearance in one of those explosion scenes, overall the look at the slave plantation life of the American south is well done. All the principal actors are brilliant, especially Samuel Jackson who works at Candie's plantation house as the main house slave I guess you could say. He's been there forever and has the confidential ear of his master. Samuel really does an amazing job and its interesting to see how much leeway Candie allows him.
If you're wondering about this film and don't mind some of Tarantino's blood letting, this is worth watching for the stellar performances, bits of comedy, and the implications about the black slave south. Nominated for five Oscars!
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