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Old 01-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #27
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Default Re: Django Unchained: Big Dissapointment.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Jabbar
"the D is silent" weak ass movie phrase too , stop forcing the issue quentin...
I know that line was in trailers for the film and whatnot, but I do not believe it was in Tarentino's original screenplay. I also do not think the reasoning for the inclusion of such a line was for the sake of being a movie phrase, if that makes any difference. Instead, it was added as a means to reference the original Django, who played the character asking Jamie Foxx's name in the film. That is why, when Foxx says, "The D is silent", the other actor (Franco Nero) says, "I know". Because Nero was Django. It was an ode of sorts.

Nero in the original Django: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Ge2hmSTbo

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Originally Posted by Go Getter
I didn't enjoy it at all.

Mixing spaghetti westerns with slavery was a bit of a stretch. And adding Rick Ross and 'Pac to a movie set in the 1800's was a questionable move.

If it was in an "alternate reality" then why reference real books like the 3 Musketeers?

To me it seemed like he wanted to give black people a hero but the situation was all jacked up. No one survives oppression like that on their own. How foxx's character learned how to shoot a gun and kill 30 or so armed men who've been shooting since they were young amazes me At least let him get grazed or wounded to make it SOMEWHAT realistic.

And there were a few scenes that were downright painful to watch....

I loved Pulp, Kill Bill, even Dawn of the Dead (for what it's worth), I just couldn't help not liking this one even though i had positive feelings going in.

He just didn't pull it off.
I respect your feelings on the film. I can completely see how many folks could watch it and not enjoy it. Even with that said though, I do not believe Django being a fictional movie where unrealistic things happen means real life references must not be used, such as The Three Muskateers you mentioned. I'm not sure if I follow the logic there; don't many fantasy movies still reference portions of reality?

I did not come into the film expecting a riveting tale mirroring the real life struggles of a slave. I came in expecting a Quentin Tarentino film about a slave who rises up in spectacular fashion and flips the script, similar to how the tables were turned in Inglorious Basterds. Was a real life replica of Django possible? I do not believe so, but that's part of what made it fun for me. I knew it'd be unrealistic in many aspects but that was a big part of the draw. Django taking out a room full of cronies felt no more unrealistic than Uma Thurman blading through the Crazy 88's. If I wanted realism and formula, I'm not sure a Tarentino film would be the first place I'd look.

Also, I'm not a big fan of either, but 2Pac and Rick Ross both worked for me in this film. If someone told me they'd have some music featured beforehand, I'm not sure I would have been pumped about that. But for me, they both worked. From the start, I let myself escape into the world Tarentino created here and as a result, I was quite entertained.

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Originally Posted by RoseCity07
Once I left the theater I just felt so unsatisfied thinking about this film.
Just as with the other posters I quoted, I respect your feelings on this film, but that one line caught my attention just because it was polar opposite feeling of that of my friends, family, and self. I came out feeling awesome. And when I asked my younger brother what he thought of the film, he said, "It's was a feel-good movie". It sounded ridiculous, considering the violence, bloodshed, and death, but he was kind of on point. It was one heckuva rising up.

Last edited by Rake2204 : 01-29-2013 at 12:09 AM.
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