I hate Westerns. They’re not really my cup of tea in the film world. But, I’m a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino’s films and with the incredible cast put together in this film, I knew I had to check Django Unchained out. Winning tickets to the premiere on Twitter (thanks @virginmena!) certainly helped matters!
Set 2 years before the Civil War in the US, the story starts with a German bounty hunter, Dr. Schultz, (masterfully played by Christopher Waltz) who buys Django (Jamie Foxx) to help him find his bounty. This was a time where slavery was still around, so you’ll see a lot of racism in this film, but Dr. Schultz wasn’t a fan of the concept and this progressed the story line in a very interesting direction (not giving away any spoilers). And, as you’d expect in any Tarantino movie, there’s a lot of dramatic shooting and a lot of blood; the last 30 minutes of the film were especially epic.
Rating: If there’s one movie you need to see this weekend, make it this one. Another Tarantino cult hit. I give 5 Oi’s out of 5.