Django Unchained (2012)
IMDB- 8.7 (Top 250- #43)
RJG Rating- 100
A bounty hunter frees a slave named Django ,to assist him in capturing some outlaws.
Starring- Jamie Foxx,Christoph Waltz,Leonardo DiCaprio
Director- Quentin Tarantino
Django Unchained is fueled by all round brilliant performances.Powerful acting.Although Jamie Foxx plays the lead character ,Christoph Waltz is so central to the story that he too should be considered a lead hero.Jamie Foxx is brilliant and this is one of his best performances since his Oscar winning role in Ray.Christoph Waltz once again dishes out a smashing performance as Dr. King Schultz.Unlike the last time ,where he played Col.Hans Landa in Quentin's Inglourious Basterds ,he plays a more positive but still an equally memorable role.Leonardo DiCaprio plays his first fully fledged villainous role as Calvin Candie.And he just nails it.He matches up to both Jamie & Christoph ,and seeing all 3 together is just amazing!Samuel Jackson arrives a bit late to the story ,but that doesnt stop him from stealing the show in many scenes!
Quentin has written a long story with plenty of his usual trademarks.The funny take on a serious issue ,the gore ,the standoffs ,the gun battle ,the long talks,and plenty more.But this story is captivating and tells us a tale that has so much depth and twists are aplenty.Theres plenty of time devoted to character development and that makes the movie feel even more deep.Learning a bit about each person ,paints a even more larger picture of their past ,and Quentin has done it beautifully.The dialogues are spot on ,and just powerful and witty too.
Direction by Quentin is top class.With Django Unchained, he has once again made a cult classic that easily joins up in the ranks of his previous movies such as Kill Bill,Inglourious,Pulp Fiction etc.The movie is almost 3hrs long ,and most movies that deal with the subject of Django ,might get a bit boring ,but this one doesnt get dull even for a second.From start to finish ,its either funny,dramatic,action packed or romantic ,Quentin does his best to include all the genres into this Old West themed movie.Quentin has shot this entire movie in top style.
The cinematography is beautiful.The action scenes are well shot and the gun battles were intense.There is plenty of gore ,especially in the second half ,but all are elemental to the movie's tale.The music selection is another high point for Django.From classic to raps ,Quentin utilizes a variety of music to enhance the scenes ,and it all hits the mark!
Overall ,Django Unchained is a must watch movie.This is one immediate classic.
Oscar Nominations- 5
Best Original Screenplay- Quentin Tarantino
Best Supporting Actor- Christoph Waltz
Best Sound Editing