8KQT #10 – Django Unchained (2012) – Encore Review

“Mister Candie, normally I would say “Auf wiedersehen,” but since what “auf wiedersehen” actually means is “’till I see you again”, and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir, I say goodbye!” – Dr. King Schultz

Number of Times Seen – 3 (8 Jan 2013, 30 Aug 2017 and 16 Aug 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A freed slave joins forces with a bounty hunter as they try to rescue his wife from a vicious slave owner.

My Take on it – This is another Quentin Tarantino film that works due to the crazy and unique way that he presents his films.

The cast is superbly chosen with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz as the main characters.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the villain and is helped by Samuel L. Jackson as his loyal servant.

Waltz deservingly won his second Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in this film and once again proves how exquisite an actor he can be.

The way that this movie looks at the Old West is quite intriguing and gives a very unique view of things.

Tarantino’s dialogue helps develop these characters in a more profound way and that helps the story play out in some very powerful and surprising ways.

As with most films by Tarantino, the violence and gore is a bit excessive yet still works within the context of the story.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Christoph Waltz turned down the role when first given the script. He felt that it was too tailored to his persona. Quentin Tarantino insisted and would not take “No” for an answer. Waltz did agree under one condition: his character had to be pure, and never once act in a negative or evil manner. Tarantino sent him a hand written letter that simply said “Of Course, Mein Herr!- Q”. Waltz sent a telegram back “Mein Herr, Of Course!- CW”. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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