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AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 9, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
I am a big Tarantino fan but was disappointed with Django Unchained. Some very good parts but overall I think it is a low point in his career.

Anybody agree/disagree?
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
We thought the same. It tried to be a western Inglorius Basterds and didn't quite make it. Mostly a lousy ending. A rental but not worth theater money, IOO.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
I loved how it was nearly impossible for the other actors to remain in character when Samuel L talked.

The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
It was awesome.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
I am a big [insert name here] fan but was disappointed with [insert movie here]
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
I had a chice to see it or the hobbit a scond time the other night. I figured h hobbit gained more on the screen and Django would look just as good on Netflix....

I'm a Tarantino fan but "Not as good as Inglorious basterds" (not one of his best) is not the kind of glowing reviews that makes me want to drop coin.
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Jan 9, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
"django unchained" seems like an excuse for gratuitous use of violence and the n-word... yawn.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
t*r,

The same could be said for "Inglorious Bastards."
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
I enjoyed it , you get a hell of a lot of movie for ten bucks.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I gave the gape to Jack Reacher, but I'm reading The Affair by Lee Child as it is, and I can't stand the thought of being in the same theater as the dickhead who's cast in the role of Jack, so Django U. will have to wait till later or until I find some other excuse not to pay body parts to see a film and hear it as loud as it should be heard, which is the only good reason to go to a movie theater any more, unless money's no object...
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Jan 9, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
First half had moments of greatness. Second half got self indulgent and went too far over the top which was a betrayal of the great pacing and tone that started the film.

Wasn't a huge fan of Inglorious and I feel the same about Django.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
I beg to differ. I might be biased......I am a fan!
Tarantino loves the genres he captures. He grew up with this sheet just like we did. WWII movies (Inglorious Basterds)....Chinese Samurai (Kill Bill).....Pulp Fiction, you get the picture.
Now he captures the Spaghetti Western, with all its over the top action.
A good role and tip of the hat to Franco Nero.
I thought the dialogue between DiCaprio and the good Dr. King Schultz was brilliant. Not a fan of DiCaprio per se but he brought it!! I am glad Jamie Foxx took the lead role instead of Will Smith. Oh and a bunch of character actors to boot! Enjoyed it......better than Jack Doucher...I imagine.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
thought it was a great movie. Jamie fox did great.
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Totally agree w/you word for word Tiki-Ger - and love the poetic justice in a Tarantino film. Christopher Waltz & Jamie Foxx are the best!

Also cool seeing Alabama Hills and Owens range w/ Mt Whitney as the set for many scenes.
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
not a fan of tarentino.

dicaprio, on the other hand...

The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
"django unchained" seems like an excuse for gratuitous use of violence and the n-word... yawn.

"Directed by Tarantino" seems like an excuse for gratuitous of use of violence.

Movie about slavery & racism seems like an excuse for gratuitous use of the n-word.

There were scenes that were hard to watch. But I doubt slavery was pretty by any stretch of the imagination.

The person-of-color who accompanied me was glad that the movie was so gut-wrenchingly "graphic" in the racism category. The African American sitting on the other side of me didn't walk out; I think she was crying at times, but so was I -- sometimes from sadness, sometimes from relief and joy.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
"django unchained" seems like an excuse for gratuitous use of violence and the n-word... yawn.

+1
It was a first time I went to watch a movie in a theater in 2012. Might skip this activity altogether in 2013. AND it was as long as it gets. Damn, I wish I went to my dentist instead.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
If the job of a movie is to entertain then it did perfectly. I really liked it, and I'm not much of a Terantino fan.

Saw a behind the scenes thing where DeCaprio questioned Terantino about how graphic it was, but was convinced to play the part as written because it demonstrated the reality of some of the racism back then.

Go see it!


Edit: don't listen to Vitaliy, he thinks trail running is a good idea!
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 9, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Tarantino can be simultaneously at his over-the-top best and worst at any point in a film. Both he and Oliver Stone just seem incapable of restraining the worst of their idiosyncratic excesses. With so much ham-handedness this time around the result was dubiously mixed, though entertaining enough in a B-movie sort of way.
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