First of all I will state this: I am not jumping on the band wagon when it comes to the acclaim of Django Unchained,It really is a marvel of a film.
If you have seen Quentin Tarantino's previous films you will know what to expect when it comes to this picture. Smart snappy dialogue,excessive violence,a killer soundtrack and unforgettable characters.
This is the story of a slave Django(Jamie Foxx),who is granted his freedom by the eccentric bounty hunter Dr.Schultz(Christoph Waltz). Schultz strikes a deal with Django to track down the Brittle brothers in turn to free his wife whom is being kept captive by the monstrous Calvin Candie(Leonardo Di Caprio).
The film possess a stellar cast,the beautiful Kerry Washington playing Django's lost love,and a brilliant return to form from Samuel L Jackson as Candie's grouchy but hilarious butler.
The cinematography is gorgeous,the soundtrack fitting every scenario perfectly,I could honestly not find any flaws with this film.
Oh and be sure not to miss the cameos by Mr.Tarantino and a few other well known faces.Enjoy and thanks for reading.
First of all I decided to watch this film as part of the 2013 best actor/supporting actor category and well I got what I came for. Joaquin Phoenix's performance is breathtaking,and probably his best yet.From the moment I was introduced to his character I was blown away at how he had immersed himself completely in the deranged vessel of Freddie Quell. Philip Seymour Hoffman once again gives an Oscar worthy performance as ''The Master'',the leader of a mysterious globe trotting cult,who takes Freddie under his wing.
The film as a whole though is weak at the hinges,a two and a half hour film that many will feel could have been cut down to two hours. The overall theme is understandably bleak and depressing but one would feel that the odd light hearted moment would not have gone amiss.
My final verdict is: If you are a fan of powerful acting or have a passing interest in the profession,then you will be enthralled by the two main performers in this picture.If you are the average movie go-er then this is probably one to avoid.
Thanks for reading.