Jan 10, 2013
The one thing I have noticed about cinema today is that a lot of filmmakers have stopped taking risks on bringing there vision to screen. Tarantino took a big risk putting out this film and I for one am glad he did.
First off with Django it ticks all of my boxes, spaghetti western mixed with black exploitation, and a little bit of buddy cop story in there. When I first heard that Tarantino was tackling a western I thought he was going to make a typical Leone type film but instead he turned it on its head and made it the focus of a black man during slavery times. Everyone is going crazy over his excessive use of the N word and but I feel that it is a device used to help tell a story, not to degrade anyone and if it was used to degrade anyone it should put shame on the white man.
I feel that Django is a strong role model for all men. Standing up against adversity and doing all he can to be with the woman he loves. The scene that sticks out in my mind so clearly was when he turned the whip on one of the Brittle brothers, it was such a powerful scene and everyone in the theater cheered for Django. The film to me had such an uplifting message, and I totally agree with Tarantino on why isn’t there more films out there like this? Overall I feel Django is the movie of the year, QT hit it out of the park on this one and elevated his storytelling. Please check this film out if you haven’t already!