- 13/365 new movies
- 17-250 film meme - 12/50 new movies
- Score - B+
Jesus Christ that movie put me through a lot of emotions. Seriously. Ughh. Anyway to start off this review, let me say, Django Unchained is one of the best movies of the year. It’s similar, structurally to Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, and while it doesn’t reach the peak of it, Django Unchained is still a great movie. I adored the whole cast — Jaime Foxx turned Django into one of the most bad ass superheroes I’ve ever seen, Christoph Waltz instantly made it to my list of favorite actors (SPOILER ALERT: when he died, I swear to god I was soo sad. I’m slowly falling in love with this man), Kerry Washington was amazing despite having a smaller role, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio gave one of their best performances ever, and both in my mind deserved Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor, over Waltz (I love Waltz, but DiCaprio and Jackson just gave superior performances). Despite this, I have to mention the film tends to run too long and dragged on at certain points and could have used a better editor to bring it down to a size that would make it worthy of an A. It seems like Tarantino thought it was like Basterds and was worthy enough of a two-and-a-half-hour length — well he was wrong, personally if it was cut down, at the most, 30 minutes, I would have absolutely loved it and called it perfect. Nonetheless this film was amazing and one of the best from 2012 - Tarantino has written an amazing screenplay (if it wasn’t for Moonrise Kingdom, I would say it deserves the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) and has continued a trend of maturation through his work. It’ll be sad to see him retire in the next few years.