Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Django Unchained

Welcome to my first ever blog post! I've never done this before, so bear with me.  I'm very passionate about film and I have a fair bit amount of acting training from Sears Acting Studio.  I'm a Business Marketing student and I hope to work in film marketing one day, and perhaps to continue with my film training as well.  I will be writing some short reviews on recent motion pictures that I have seen, and I’m going to start off with a film I am really avid about.  The other day I went to see Django Unchained, and let me say that it was FANTASTIC.  I love pretty much anything from Quentin Tarantino, but this flick is now my all time favourite.

The film is set in the South of the United States, a few years before the start of the Civil War.  Jamie Foxx (amazing) stars as Django, who is freed from slavery by German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz, who is played by Christoph Waltz (also amazing).  He is freed under the terms that he will help Schultz capture the murderous Brittle brothers, because only Django knows what they look like.  The two men continue to work together, long after they capture the Brittle brothers.  They then set their sights on rescuing Django’s wife, Broomhilda who was lost in the slave trade years ago.  They discover that she is slave to the wicked Calvin Candie, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio (again, amazing).  He is the infamous plantation owner of “Candyland”, where he grooms his slaves to fight against each other for sport.  Django and Schultz enter the plantation, pretending to be interested in this “fight club”, but they need to get out of there fast because ‘someone’ is suspicious of their real intentions.

In an interview that Jamie Foxx has with Ellen DeGeneres, he explains how difficult it was for him to play a black slave who had no rights or freedom.  He also tells her that DiCaprio really had to lose himself in his character in order to really capture his essence.  I will post both the trailer and the interview in this blog.

LOVED this movie.  Everyone should go see it.  So go... now.

5/5 stars people!

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