Not true on the white guy - the U.S. Marshalls are all presented as good, upstanding people. Obviously, they were minor characters, though. But to your point, who were the white guys? Two plantation owners, some overseers, and the band of "KKK" guys. Did you think it a stretch that those types of characters would be characterized as bad?
Personally, I did not see a huge difference between this movie's group of bounty hunters and Basterd's group of Nazi hunters. However, I did not hear you wailing when Pitt had no black men in his group. So I am not sure why Django has upset you so.
1) Taratino does not get anywhere near as much out of Leo as Scorsese does.
2) When Scorsese threw the Irish a bone in The Departed, I liked it. Tarantino throwing African-Americans a bone in Django doesn't bother me.
3) Westerns as a whole have never been known much for subtlety. I have no real issue with this movie being over-the-top.
4) I agree with you that Django won't be considered one of Quentin's best, and I would throw Basterds in the same group. However, I found both entertaining, enjoyed both a lot, and will watch both again and again in the future.
5) I haven't seen any huge transitions in Quentin's movies from Resevoir Dogs til now. What is it people are looking for? When did Quentin stop doing what he's always done? When did his schtick get old? I don't think he's changed much at all, does good work, and makes interesting stories.
was probably samuel l jackson's character
and i don't think it's a spoiler to anyone that SLJ is black
Django even references this earlier in the movie when the German tells him he's going to be playing the role of a black slave owner. Django complains that black slave owners are the lowest of the low, even worse than the head house slave (Sam Jackson's character).
When he decided to team up with Eli Roth, I knew I'd made the right decision.
It's a shame. I'm usually a huge fan of blaxploitation movies, but I can't bring myself to give Tarantino any more of my time or money.
Not to mention Super Fly, The Mack, or of course, Scream Blacula Scream
It's a spoof of blaxploitation movies, but it's fantastic.
in the history of mankind.
came after Blacula (1972)
before sharing an opinion.
How dare you?
movie. Just on Tarantino.
And certainly thought-provoking from oblique perspectives, not just the obvious ones.
I am not sure if I love it or think it's too much. I may have to watch it again to decide. It is not awful, but it may try too hard. I'm not sure about it yet.
But then she's 20 years old.
But then I'm 20 years old.
I am not 20 years old.
Some decent action.
A story along these lines could be insanely gripping if done properly. I'm no screenwriter, but as I do have a history degree, read tons of stuff on the civil war, and enjoy narrative fiction, I had the thought many years ago that you could make an awesome movie out of this.
Take a black runaway slave, in the vein of Harriet tubman, coming back to the south to free his family, pursued by a bounty hunter, set against the Union advance into the south.
As he comes back north with the fam, the bounty hunter catches him at a union camp. Rain falls, union soldiers shrug their shoulders and refuse to assist the bounty hunter ( set it Round 1863-ish), and it's one on one with blunt weapons fighting for freedom.
That'd be a solid 2 hr movie. Dunno where Quentin took it, but I hope it had some of that.
There are gripping scenes of the mistreatment of slaves. I would say it's worth seeing from that perspective.
The white guilt of Tarantino is over the top, in my opinion. I don't think this is a "healing" movie in any respect.
called out for his liberal and unnecessary use of the n word. Or it's another of his revenge fantasy like Inglourious Basterds? Who's next? Armenians versus Turks?