Originally Posted by johndeeregreen
First off, Jamie Foxx couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. Waltz and DiCaprio's shoulders had to be killing them after carrying his dead weight through 3/4 of the movie. The last 45 minutes was inexcusably bad.
And this wasn't typical Tarantino; typical Tarantino would have at least had some interesting plot twists and quirks. This couldn't have been any more formulaic. Totally wasted performances by Leo and Sam Jackson, and a cheesy, overtly predictable ending to make black people feel like justice was served or something.
The more I think about it, the more I realize I didn't like it, and the more I wish Tarantino could have made a real Western.
I have to agree. Everything I have seen about Django...interviews, commercials, and the movie, made me feel like Tarantino was kissing ass and trying to give blacks a hero (his words not mine).
The notion that one in so many blacks are special is an old harmful stereotype, along with blacks being genetically different. Someone who has respect for blacks wouldn't just leave those notions out in the open to fester.
Mann from Rosewood was a much better hero in almost every sense.
Django killing 20 men that have been shooting all their lives with the trainjng he received in a montage was beyond corny.