Genre Grandeur – Django Unchained (2012) – MovieRob

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Revenge Movies, here’s a review of Django Unchained (2012) by Me.

Thanks again to Gavin of Mini Media Reviews for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Robb of Red Bezzle and it is Remade Movies.

Love or hate, compare and contrast, and dare to say they’re better. It could be a relocated remake a la The Magnificent Seven, an Animation to Live Action remake similar to The Jungle Book or straight forward reimagining such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of September by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Robb!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


“Kill white people and get paid for it? What’s not to like? ” – Django

Number of Times Seen – 2 (8 Jan 2013 and 30 Aug 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A bounty hunter and a slave work together in pre-Civil War South in order to free the slave’s wife from her master.

My Take on it – This is yet another amazing film in the repertoire of Quentin Tarantino.

He has an amazing ability to intermix genres and still give us such an amazing story.

As a storyteller, he is one of the bets around because he knows what to give us the entire way through.

The idea to mix a slavery revenge film and present it as a pseudo blacksplotation film set as a Western works so well here.

Jamie Foxx is the perfect choice for the lead role and does a wonderful job here.

He is outshone tho in every scene that they share by Christoph Waltz who once again shows us how much Hollywood was missing before QT brought him to our attention 3 years earlier with Inglourious Basterds (2009).

It’s amazing that he was able to garner his second Best Supporting Oscar for his second role under the tutelage of QT.

This truly was a deserving role to win for though.

The rest of the cast is fun to watch and that largely has to do with the superb dialogue that QT knows how to write for his characters to use.

The music is expertly chosen by QT and the mixture of musical genres helps keep things interesting and flowing so well.

The action is done really well and in true QT form, it goes a bit beyond what we would expect, but still is extremely fun to watch unfold.

This is truly a strange choice for a revenge film, but it works so well on so many levels and QT easily surpassed everyone’s expectations once again.

Bottom Line – Another great film by Tarantino. He once again is able to prove how amazing a storyteller he is. He is the master of mixing genres and the ability to combine both a blacksploitation film and a Western is pure genius. The cast is superbly chosen and Foxx does a wonderful job as the lead but Waltz uses his uncanny ability to steal every scene he is in.  He truly deserved his second Oscar for this role. Tarantino once again keeps us interested the entire time and the spoken dialogue of the characters is perfectly written.  The music chosen for the soundtrack is great and helps move along the story at a really nice pace.  Despite this being a strange kind of revenge film, it works in just about every aspect even better than anyone could have hoped.  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During the filming of one of the dinner scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio had to stop the scene because he was having “a difficult time” using so many racial slurs. Samuel L. Jackson then pulled him aside telling him, “Motherf*cker, this is just another Tuesday for us.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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