If you thought you’ve seen your share of wild wild west, think again…Tarantino’s West gets way wilder. I’d like to quote a similar line from his own ‘Inglorious Basterds’ preview…’you haven’t seen West if you haven’t seen it through the eyes of Tarantino’. Django Unchained is the story of a slave by name Django (Jamie Foxx) who is freed by King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) a dentist turned Bounty Hunter to track down some outlaws. Tarantino’s visions of slavery is more raw and sometimes even more disturbing than Spielberg’s ‘Amistad’. He never shies away from the depicting slavery as gruesome and intense as possible.
In true Tarantino fashion, his humor is smeared all over the movie, gratuitous gore is there from start to end but is more humorous than repulsive. Django is more commercially made than a cult classic. It could be made so to suit the more casual movie goers. Initially the pacing was fast, rapid to put it better, but then we get a plot twist and then suddenly it slows down to show more characterization. Ofcourse Quentin’s movies are’nt about pace, it about the style, the progression, the narrative you can never imagine what comes next, which head would pop, who’d meet their demise and that unpredictability keeps things running. Add to that the Tarantino taste in music throughout the wonderfully shot sequences making it ‘delicious’. Django Unchained is a true mix of western spaghetti and blaxploitation and Tarantino does it better than anybody. I have been a Tarantino fan but not a die-hard one but I believe its high time that I become one. Especially after watching ‘Django Unchained’, a truly magnificent movie by Quentin Tarantino.