‘Django Unchained’ Review

Sorry guys I’ve been without internet for a while so I haven’t been able to write my reviews. Good thing I haven’t seen but two movies since Thanksgiving as well. With that being said its time to review the most badass movie to ever come out on Christmas Day, Django Unchained! Quentin Tarantino has once again delivered on a great film. The stories he comes up with are always filled with colorful characters who have rich and sometimes mysterious backgrounds. The film is about a bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz who teams up with the slave Django to help him locate and kill the Brittle Brothers for their bounty. Now from the trailers, you would have thought that the entire movie would be about them finding said Brittle Brothers, yet we actually find out that most of the plot is about Django and Schultz locating the former’s wife Broomhilda. I won’t reveal too much past that as to give away the entire story. Jamie Foxx shows off his tremendous acting chops while playing Django. His character felt real in so many ways and embodied the spirit of what one would do for the person he loves. His banter with Schultz was perfect making some of their talks hilarious even though very few words were spoken.  Speaking of which Christoph Waltz has to be my breakout star of this film. His portrayal of Dr. King Schultz was amazing. He played off of Jamie very well and embodied the comedic side of this movie. This is why he is up for an Academy Award. Now I have to give a tip of my hat to Leonardo DiCaprio. His portrayal of Monsieur Calvin Candie was great. Casting him for this film was the best thing they could have done as he knows how to act and avoid the need to for there to be a cut. I say this because I found out after watching this movie that something in a particular scene involving Broomhilda was improved and boy was it stunning. Of course, the man Samuel L. Jackson did his part as Stephen the head house nigga. Watching him reminded me of Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks. Actually, the entire movie reminded me of “The Story of Catcher Freeman” from that very same show. Noting the fact that Schultz tacks on the last name Freeman to Django when introducing him. All in all, this was an excellent film. The only minus I could think of is that it was long and I could tell while watching. Still, that doesn’t stop this film from being the best closer to the year 2012. I give Django Unchained an Excellent 10/10! And remember the “D” is silent!

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