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Django Unchained Lives Up to the Hype [REVIEW]

I’m not a huge movie person…to be honest, I usually just don’t have the attention span for them.

This weekend, Duzzy asked me to finally go see Django Unchained with him…I agreed, though I was sure I wouldn’t be that into it.

I forgot that Quentin Tarantino’s movies really are funny. It’s a twisted sense of humor, but funny nonetheless.

I warn you though, if excessive violence or the sight of blood makes you sick, don’t see this movie. If racial slurs make you upset, don’t see this movie. If over-the-top and clearly exaggerated shooting sprees (in movies) make you crazy, you really shouldn’t see this movie.

It takes place in several pre-Civil War southern states, and the language and subject matter certainly reflects that.

Django, played by Jamie Foxx, is a former-slave-turned-bounty-hunter. Jamie Foxx always seems to be overly arrogant and narcissistic to me, but I really liked him in this film. I thought it was an excellent casting choice, and he pulled off the role of Django well.

Christoph Waltz is the sweet-talking companion who gets Django into the bounty-hunting business. His portrayal of Dr. Schultz is often hilarious and the character himself is both intensely likeable and ridiculous.

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of several ‘bad guys’ in the film, and plays a very convincing plantation owner.

And what’s a Tarantino movie without Samuel L. Jackson? I almost didn’t recognize him at first, but his character adds a lot to the story.

My biggest complaint is that the movie seemed to drag on a bit towards the end, but I would recommend it regardless.

The film is considered controversial by some, but considering the time period of the movie, I don’t understand the problem. It’s not promoting slavery or the use of racial slurs, it’s showing how things were at the time.

It’s definitely worthy of the Best Picture nomination!

Have you seen Django Unchained? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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