Hey guys. I delayed this review a day or two in the hopes that one of my compatriots would write something to prevent the blog homepage from being taken over by me. But they missed that chance so I'm just gonna write my damn review.
My family went to see Tarantino's new Django Unchained shortly after Christmas, all being big fans of the writer/director's previous work. Let me start off by saying, this movie was amazing. I currently cannot decide whether Django or Inglorious Basterds is my second favorite, following of course Pulp Fiction (I hear Resevoir Dogs is as good, I have not seen it though).
The obviously serious tone of the movie was not marred by several laugh-out-loud funny scenes. They are well timed and organic, not feeling dropped in to add a laugh. The fact that some funny things happen does not detract from the drama of the story. Fair warning, there is a bit of ridiculous gore, and a few really disturbing images and scenes involving the treatment of slaves, which is of course horrendous. Also, if you're offended by foul language you will have some issues with this movie, although you should know what you're getting into with a Tarantino film. The action scenes are a tad over the top, but are interesting and fun, a few with real emotional impact. The story is fantastic, the characters are extremely well written, and the camera work is often noticeably fantastic. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough, especially to Tarantino fans. This is a fantastic film, well worth seeing on the big screen. 9.75/10.