Ever since I saw Pulp Fiction a few years back I’ve been a big fan of Quentin Tarantino, who I don’t think has made a bad movie yet so my hopes are high right now, though Death Proof is not great it is still an entertaining movie to watch with the classic dialogue of a Tarantino movie. It is good to see that he is venturing into new territory with Django Unchained, a throw back to the spaghetti westerns of the 60s and 70s. From the footage so far it looks as if he has hit his mark yet again with great acting from Jamie Fox and Christoph Waltz but what really is going to come as a surprise is Leonardo DiCaprio, abandoning his good boy role for something much more darker and villainous and depending on his performance in the movie maybe an Academy Award nomination and quite possibly his first win but that is just my hope at the moment.
A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this \western} from visionary director Quentin Tarantino. Two years before the Civil War pits brother-against-brother, German-born fugitive hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz) arrives in America determined to capture the outlaw Brittle Brothers dead or alive. In the midst of his search, Dr. Schultz crosses paths with Django (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and skilled tracker who seeks to rescue his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Once Django has aided Dr. Schultz in capturing the Brittle Brothers, the two team up to capture some of the most wanted men in the South. Meanwhile, Django never loses sight of his mission to free Broomhilda from the treacherous lave trade before it’s too late. Upon arriving at Candie’s nefarious plantation, dubbed Candyland, Django and Dr. Schultz discover that slaves are being groomed for gladiator-like competitions by Candie’s malevolent right-hand man Billy Crash (Walton Goggins), and skillfully work their way onto the compound for a closer look. But just as Django and his partner locate Broomhilda and plot a daring escape, Candie’s house slave Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson) catches wind of their plan, and informs his master of the betrayal. Now, as a clandestine organization attempts to back them into a corner, Django and Dr. Schultz will have to come out pistols blazing if they ever hope to free Broomhilda from Candyland and the clutches of its vile proprietor.
Based on the plot description alone, I know that this movie is going to be one hell of a ride and is know sitting on #3 on my most anticipated this year, edging out the Hobbit and sits behind Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises.
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