We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So you won't be disappointed, this will not be so much a review of the movie Django Unchained as a review of many reviewers. I've read about twenty reviews after seeing the movie. Django is pure Tarantino, over-the-top vulgar and violent, funny at times, the photography excellent and the actors fulfilling their roles well. In short, Django Unchained is a terrific shitkicker.
It is an action-revenge film that takes place in the pre-Civil War South, which along the way grips the viewer with White-on-Black violence and degradation of the worst imagination or fact and Black-on-Black violence (the Mandingo fighting a historical fraud, according to experts) and intra-Black slavery-facilitating discrimination and repression.
Most reviewers and audience polled give the film a high rating at review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. They just take it as Tarentino's outrageous brand of entertainment. Probably most viewers knew that going in to the theater.
Some reviewers, Black and White, criticize the ahistorical emphases within the film or the depiction of some Blacks (I don't recall any of these reviews reflecting similarly about the Whites), or wonder whether the film is a useful ideological guide to today's Blacks. They are entitled to their points of view, and their excesses can be forgiven for having to find enough words to fill their column. Still, most manage to lesser or greater extent applaud the film's execution even if disturbed by its supposed meanings.
Instead, don't look for meanings, or imagine them. Just enjoy a pure Tarantino shitkicker, with Shaft melded with Clint Eastwood and upping the gunplay, and every bad guy blown to spectacular smithereens.
"grips the viewer with White-on-Black violence and degradation of the worst imagination or fact and Black-on-Black violence (the Mandingo fighting a historical fraud, according to experts) and intra-Black slavery-facilitating discrimination and repression."
Huh? Wanna try that again? Sounds like your using oblique concepts and overly=hypenated-blather to avoid saying what you're thinking but it's impossible to guess what you're thinking since we can't begin to understand what you think you're saying.
Tarantino has said that Django is the great-great-great-great grandfather of John Shaft.
and I don't want to read one joke about running Roots backwards. I mean it.
Dwirraway (the D is silent)
I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than spend a dollar of my money on a movie that's been made by the Hollywood elites. The sooner the Hollywood movie studios and entertainment business go broke, the better I'll feel.
I'm kinda with AC on this. I want the studios to be careful about which actors they throw the big bucks at.
Jamie Fox has been out there with a spiel focused on his hate of white America that if the color codes were reversed would be a career ender.
I really don't need to waste my money and waste it would be to to see ANY movie that Tarantino or anyone else currently in Hollywood might produce. They have opened shown that they don't support any of the values and mores that I do, if in fact they ever did.
No thanks. I'm really not such a hypocrite that I would support any of these Hollywood actors/directors who shove their liberal views down my throat every time they get the chance. I will not be supporting them with $1 of my money. And in any case, aren't they the ones asking for strict gun control, yet are more than willing to make extremely violent movies?? I'll give it a pass thanks.