Mike and I have wanted to see Django Unchained for a long time, but we never got around to it while it was in the theater. As huge Quentin Tarantino fans, we knew this was going to be a pretty good flick.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Runtime: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Plot Summary: (from IMdB) In 1858, a bounty hunter named Schultz seeks out a slave named Django and buys him because he needs him to find some men he is looking for. After finding them, Django wants to find his wife, Broomhilda who along with him were sold separately by his former owner for trying to escape. Schultz offers to help him if he chooses to stay with him and be his partner. Eventually they learn that she was sold to a plantation in Mississippi. Knowing they can’t just go in and say they want her, they come up with a plan so that the owner will welcome them into his home and they can find a way.
Rating: On Demand.
Seriously, you can’t go wrong with Quentin Tarantino and you can’t go wrong with the rest of the cast! I absolutely love Christoph Waltz – I’m not entirely certain how they called him the “supporting actor” in this film, but am definitely glad he won an Oscar for it! There was a lot of controversy surrounding this movie when it was released – particularly for the use of “the n word”. Yes, it was there, but I don’t think that it took away from the film. It was also criticized for being too violent, something that I think people should just expect from a Tarantino film – let’s not pretend that Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, or Kill Bill Volume 1 lacked in the violence department. This was a pretty good movie!
- Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
- On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
- TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
- Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.