Quentin Tarantino is one of my favourite directors/screenwriters, so naturally I was really looking forward to watching Django Unchained. His movies are always so different from other directors. He never cares what society will think of his movie so he includes whatever he pleases.
In every film he makes, Tarantino is able to find an amazing cast of actors and there is no exception here. He was able to get Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington together for this movie. Each one of these actors are great in this film and it’s always nice to see Samuel L. Jackson in a Tarantino movie, but Christoph Waltz really stole the show. He brings a certain intelligence that so many movies lack. His character is given great dialogue and I could easily listen to just him talking for hours. I always enjoy the actors in Tarantino’s movies.
What really brings together a movie is the screenwriter. Depending on the skill of the writer, the movie can either be good or bad. Quentin Tarantino is easily one of the better writers out there today. He made sure his characters had funny, intelligent conversations. He added a lot of violence and gore in this movie too. Though he included serious elements such as slavery, Tarantino didn’t try to make it really serious, there was humor as well. A lot of people complained about the use of the N-word but honestly that’s what people said back in 1858. Quentin Tarantino deserved the Academy Award that he won for Best Original Screenplay.
Another great thing about this movie is the music. There was a mixture of modern sounding and classic western sounding music. Each song worked really well with the scene that it was included in. Who says that you can’t put modern music in a movie based in 1858? Doing so added a lot of personality to this film. In every single Tarantino movie the music has worked very well. Good music can really help a film a long and can even improve it too.
Django Unchained may be one of my favourite if not my favourite Tarantino film. It has stellar performances, an intelligent script and great music. It defiantly isn’t for everyone though as it includes a ton of violence and racism. I would highly recommend any fans of Tarantino, of westerns or of great movies to check this one out.