The Bethesda Row Theater is packed. It’s noon on a Sunday and the only event that could stir such a commotion is Tarantino’s new action packed and highly controversial thriller Django Unchained.
Dr. Schultz is in fact a known bounty hunter that pursues wanted criminals, kills them and brings their corpses back to the government for cash. He sought out Django because he needed his help to identify the Brittle brothers, a ruthless criminal trio. After traveling to the plantation where the Brittle brothers were last spotted and brutally murdering them, Django and Dr. Schultz decide to team up over the winter; then, when the snow melts, find Django’s wife and buy her freedom.
During the bitter cold winter days, Schultz teaches Django the art of bounty hunting and how to become the perfect shot. Living on the road, the two encounter many criminals and shocked from white men on seeing a well-dressed free black.
When spring finally comes, the two bounty hunters already have a lot of blood on their hands and head to Candyland, the fourth largest plantation of the south and location of Blumehilde, Django’s wife.
Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) is one of the most feared men in the area and has a reputation for ruthlessness. Will the two brave warriors, Django and Dr. Schulz, accomplish their mission in rescuing the beautiful Blumehilde from the treacherous claws of Mr. Candie? Will their covers get blown as soon as they enter Candyland?The ending will leave you shocked!
What fascinated me during this movie was not only the wonderful cast including stars like Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Austrian acting legend Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastards), but also the incredible dialogue that occurs throughout the movie.
Tarantino addresses topics that are controversial, yet somehow he manages to strike the right note. Whether it was in the highly controversial movies Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill or Inglorious Bastards, Tarantino has always focused his movies around a satirical subject matter, dark humor and gory violence. Whether you think that Tarantino crosses the line in his movies or not, no one can deny that his way of making movies is unique and confronts the viewer with content that others would not have the guts to do. With Django Unchained, Tarantino has created a new cinematic masterpiece that breaks all the taboos filming has ever had. A must see!
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