Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained (2012)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring Jammie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington

I will start by saying I like some of Tarantino’s films, but I am not a huge fan. I have not seen all of his films, but I liked Pulp Fiction, it was original and had great performances. True Romance was also a good film, but that one he wrote the screenplay but he did not direct the movie. I want to see his latest film that in Puerto Rico will start next week, but I am not one of those who waits impatiently for his pictures, this one what really attracts me is Leo, Brad and Al Pacino. I knew of Leonardo DiCaprio being in this film but for some reason I had not seen it until now. 

Django was a slave separated from his wife. His owners ha a bounty on their heads and there he meets Dr. Shultz. He offers Django money to help him track and kill the Brittle brothers. They start collecting bounties together and Shultz decides to help Django reunite with his wife. The find she is in anplace known as Candyland, owned by Calvin J. Candie. They go pretending to be interested in buying slaves  for “mandingo fights”. 

I found the movie may be too long. Having said that, it was a very good film. I liked the style of it, including the music used. The story was interesting and the action surprised me because I did not expect that. Actually, a lot that happened near the end I did not expect. It felt like I was watching The Departed and once again it starts with DiCaprio and then a lot of killing takes place.

Leonardo DiCaprio is, in my opinion, the best actor of these times and this film only solidifies that point. From the moment he first appears he steals every scene. The scene at the dinner table when he finds out the truth about what Django and their real plan. I have not seen him on film before, but Christof Waltz was really good in the picture. Those two were for me the best performances but the film ha a great cast. Samuel L. Jackson at first I did not recognize him until the voice just sounded too familiar and then I just knew it was him.

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