Django Unchained

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jmattbassplaya, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    Anyone see it yet? I saw it last night but am still collecting my thoughts on the movie. Anyone else want to voice their opinion on it :)
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I was going to see it on Tuesday, but by the time the old lady came over it was too late. I'll probably see it this weekend.
  3. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    If you get any say in the matter, I'd suggest seeing it during the day to save some money. It's a good movie, but I didn't find it worth the $10 entrance fee I payed last night :bag:
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I wanted to go on Tuesday, and will likely go on Sunday because thats the day the Edwards theater near my house is only $6 all day/night. I just have a hard time justifying the $11.50 (each) for a single viewing.
    That said, Im a bit of a Tarantino fanboy, and will most likely go into this one with rose-colored glasses on.

    How would you say this movie compares to Inglourious Basterds?
  5. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not a big tarantino fan, but from what I have seen of his I think that it was very tarantino, but also for once a story a gave a crap about.

    One thing my fellow viewers were saying was "why are they showing this?" in response to the violence against slaves.
    -I'm sure that maybe a part of the violence is due to his movies having a pension for violence
    -I liked the violence against slaves for the following reason. Too many movies that discuss racism in america dumb down the situation until its palatable for everyone (The Help, for example) and as I try to think of other movies I can't think of many specific titles, but I still think that it would have been a mistake not to show that.

    Also i thought the movie was badass.
  6. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    I love tarantino and i really enjoyed it.
  7. nortonrider


    Nov 20, 2007
    I read a thing last night that Spike Lee is all upset and ranting against the film.
    He said that he hasn't seen it and has no intention to but still doesn't like it.
    I thought that was kinda strange.

    I don't go to the theaters often (the last time was for X-Men)
    so I'll probably have to wait until it hits cable before I watch it.
  8. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    I honestly don't think it's as good as IB. It's a good movie, and it's definitely a Tarantino movie, but it just doesn't feel as hashed out or as well planned as his other films. The story seems much more linear than any of his other films. This, of course, makes it more accessible for people who don't seem to dig his normal style of tying together multiple, seemingly independent story lines and characters together, but for me it makes the plot somewhat boring based on the expectations I have from him.

    In that sense, the movie actually seems somewhat watered down to help appeal to a wider audience. Given the context and content of this movie, I'm not sure if this will work in his favor or not. In addition, I think Tarantino has managed to take this movie to an extreme that even he hasn't reached before. There were a handful of moments in the movie that were genuinely disturbing (and not in any sort of good, artistic way). There is also one glaring plot hole with the movie that just doesn't make sense to me. The movie even points it out and attempts to explain why it isn't a plot hole... but it is.

  9. spoil it for me! seriously.
  10. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    lol...Don't read the thread!? :eyebrow:
  11. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    Yeah, I can't tell if he was being sarcastic or not. I also didn't think what I posted really spoiled much of anything :confused:
  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    The wife and saw it last night. Really good movie. Definitely geared towards a very liberal minded audience. I think the 'German' stole' the show, IMHO! Samuel Jackson's character had us laughing our arses off!! I've seen aprox. 25 movies this year and this tops my list. Yeah, over The Avengers, which was my #1 for 2012.
  13. I wasn't being sarcastic, what you said didn't spoil it. I wanna know what happened.
  14. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I recommend reading the wikipedia plot synopsis.
  15. I did, I want the plot holes and details. I'll probably never watch it and haven't been able to find an in depth plot write-up.
  16. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    Now I'm going to have to avoid this thread for a month until it's released here in Australia. :D

    I don't believe they still release movies at different times around the world. It's like an advertising campaign for piracy.
  17. Swipter


    Sep 7, 2009
    I never planned on seeing it but if Spike Lee is against it I may change my mind.
  18. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    I'm a big Tarantino fan.

    Django is excellent. It succeeds in appropriately tipping it's hat to genre cinema like Spaghetti Westerns and other "exploitation" cinema, all the while retaining a sensibility that is distinctly Tarantino... so essentially, it is a textbook Tarantino movie. Perfectly crass, violent and entertaining. Christoph Waltz steals the show.

    I was a little disappointed with Inglorious Basterds (I felt it wasn't as good as the sum of it's parts and only really enjoyed a couple of scenes and characters), but this is a true return to form for Tarantino. Do yourself a favour and go see it.
  19. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Well, as a big Tarantino fan, I was already going to see it, but thank you for your post. It almost reads as if it was written just for me. I felt exactly the same about Inglorious Basterds, which is why I raised the comparison question earlier.

    Your post makes me feel as if I'll enjoy Django every bit as much as I hope to.
  20. Well, I hate to let an actor's public personality ruin an otherwise good movie, but Jamie Foxx is not my cup of tea. Loved him in Ray, but little else. And he's already bad-mouthing DeCaprio.

    But I like most of the Tarantino stuff. So, maybe I'll wait for Netflix.