Django Unchained Review
Django Unchained, the D is silent, is quite an extraordinary way to kick off 2013 and its amazing list of potential blockbusters. Read on for our Django Unchained Review.
It’s an all star cast, with a cameo from the man himself, in typical Tarantino fashion. But it is nice to see a new face after Tarantino had been criticised for choosing his actors from the same, very select, pool of talent. Jamie Foxx steps up to the plate with style in a powerful yet sometimes slapstick comic performance as Django, a pre-Civil War slave who is out to earn the freedom of his wife (Kerry Washington), and that of his own.
He is helped by travelling German dentist turned bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz, who is played expertly by Christoph Waltz. Schultz is out to collect the bounties of three brothers, and although he has their names, he has no clue to their identities. This is where Django comes in, having met them before in rather unpleasant circumstances, he must point the brothers out to be granted his freedom. But the fun doesn’t stop there for the pair, after they join in partnership. Along the way they encounter all manner of folk, most intent on enslaving Django, and often killing Shultz for helping him. Blagging, acting and a little bit of luck manage to keep them out of trouble and out of the clutches of the likes of Samuel L Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio for the most part.
The onscreen chemistry between Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx is magic at the very least, with Waltz yet again playing a part seemingly made for him by Tarantino (after playing Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds). DiCaprio is at his very best, and his dialogue is quite simply superb throughout. But Django Unchained hasn’t been without its critics, surrounding the dialogue and theme of the film rather than its acting or screenplay. In the most part though, it is just typical Tarantino hype, people love to jump on a bandwagon if they believe they can get some press time. They come out whenever a new Tarantino flick comes around, and I for one am a little sick of it.
The action is typical Tarantino, humourous, bloody, gory and graphic. The film is an all round assault on the senses, you will be shocked, happy, sad and violated in a little over 2 hours. And you will love every minute of it!