Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012) – Recommended by Anthony Grafton.
Honestly, this movie is amazing. It may be extremely violent, and vulgar, but what else can you expect from a Quentin Tarantino movie? So I really do suggest you get parental permission before watching this movie, or watch it when you are over 17. So when you do watch this movie, be prepared for a lot of vulgar, even racist language, and violence.
Warning! This movie has extremely racist scenes and language, but none of it is used to glorify that time period, or the actions of slavers. The writers, and everyone working on the movie were extremely careful with the topic to make sure that it is obvious that whoever is using the racist language, or doing the racist acts, acts as a villain. Quentin Tarantino had a reason for doing the movie this way; he may be insane, but he knows how to make a great movie. If you are sensitive to this topic, or the vulgarity. DO NOT WATCH IT! If you believe you can handle this, then you should definitely think about watching the movie.
The story follows Django (Jamie Foxx), an African American slave right before the civil war, he is stolen from his previous slaver by a German Bounty Hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz). Schultz teaches Django how to work as a bounty hunter, and trades his freedom for work over a winter. Over that winter he becomes one of the best shots in the land. The two then team up after Django becomes a free man. The movie then moves on from that point as Django works to be reunited with his wife who he was separated from by his vicious slavers. That’s all I’m going to give on plot summary. The story is intense, emotional, crazy, and an all-around roller coaster. The action is downright bloody beautiful; the acting is great too. Jamie Foxx does an amazing job acting as, a what is easily the best gunslinger, in western movies. This movie deserves the praise it gets by fans, and critics.
Did I mention this movie has Samuel L. Jackson in it? If the previous paragraphs weren’t enough to convince you to watch it, then surely that is. Anyway, seriously, if you are looking for a movie to watch and you are okay with a lot of profanity, and violence this weekend, watch it! But I’m not forcing you to do anything, I’d understand if people turn away from this one, it’s really intense.
Anyway, enjoy the movie!
Picture from: www.indiewire.com, screenshot from the film.