Can't stand QT. I liked Basterds, but that was his only film since Dogs (and maybe Pulp) that I enjoyed. I think he's a hack. Can't stand Foxx either. All that being said, I'm intrigued by this movie but will wait for HBO.
Can't wait to see this. I still haven't seen The Hobbit yet, so this is on the back burner
Does anyone have a spare hood?
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Leo was best in Growing Pains.
I know killing them softly is getting trashed by people, but it is a better movie than Django. Django is typical QT bullshit. Not bad by any means, but it's bullshit.
It was decent. Same old QT stuff, and about an hour too long.
I had two brothers sitting next to me and watching the slaves get beaten and eaten by dogs, and the couple-hundred N bombs made it a little uncomfortable, though they did laugh so I guess it was okay.
6 out of 10 IMO.
Really good movie!
I watched this today at the Warren. I though it was really really good. A little over-long as someone else pointed out, and a little too QT for my taste, but it was a pretty good movie. I too sat next to a black couple, and the n-word *insert reference to Louis CK bit here* got both tiresome and a little uncomfortable. I mean, I realize that that's probably how those people spoke back then, but I'm pretty sure QT embellished a little bit in order to get a point across. Especially with the way the board's been lately, this movie just couldn't have come at a better time.
Things you have to remember going into a QT movie..
-lots of violence/blood
-lots of bad language
I couldn't determine if it was satire or serious subject matter. Jonah Hill kind of answered that question for me.
Last edited by soonerintn; July 19th, 2013 at 10:37 PM.
Great movie. A little long. Sam Jackson and Leo D. were excellent. Foxx was great to my surprise. Christoph Waltz was awesome. Very bloody, very intense at times, but I imagine that time period was for a slave.
The KKK scene was very funny. Made them look like a bunch of jackasses.
Well worth the money to see it in the theatre IMO.
One can wonder if a spaghetti western with a "Good, bad and the ugly" type of theme, does any justice to black people. What was the purpose of this movie? If it was merely to entertain, then mission accomplished, and good job on using the blood and suffering of slaves to make money (yet again).
Should the KKK be seen in a funny light, as it is hard to hate and take seriously morons. When I saw this movie, the violent images were so burned in my brain that I dreamed violent dreams. That's just how the brain works.
Is it racist to laugh when white people make jokes using the n-word? S. L Jackson did the best acting job. The rest did their typical stuff. Leo was Leo of Inception but with a bad southern accent. Foxx was the usual ****y, handsome, hero Foxx who sticks it to white people. Waltz played the same German character he played in Basterds, but in this case he wasn't a racist (you know the odd, intellectual extremely violent unlikely hero or antihero).
I am not even getting into the historical inaccuracies of the movie.
Killing them Softly, though a better movie, does not get the accolades of Django because it requires its audience to think. The biggest fault of Django is that the movie is narrated through a white person's point of view, and is ultimately a movie that is directed at white people's psyche. In reality there were no Djangos in the movie, only Stephens.
So, I guess you've never ever seen a movie about white people suffering?
I find it difficult to value your movie recommendation or review given that you sound completely stupid in conveying them both.
Saw it & loved it. It was kinda long and extremely violent - I had to cover my eyes (& ears) in a couple of places - but the acting was excellent, it had lots of surprise (to me, at least) people in it, and was very diverse. The KKK scene made me laugh so hard I had tears rolling down my cheeks, the slavery scenes made me actually angry, & my eyes welled up in the scene where the wife was being whipped. My favorite character was the doctor. I'll certainly see it again, but at home here I can ff through a couple of the difficult parts.
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In before the Dome.
It’s also a project infatuated with cruelty and degradation, all presented with a cutesy wink-and-a-nod. It wants to be “The Wild Bunch” but has more in common with “I Spit on Your Grave.” Fortunately, Tarantino lays on just enough of his signature flamboyance to keep it watchable.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/24...#storylink=cpy
I think ten yards is is just ripping off other peoples movie reviews and using them as his own.
Want to see. . .after the drought of the last year, there are so many good films to watch now. . .looks like wil continue through at least this summer.
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Savages is cool,not too shabby,lots of senseless violence and slaughtering of pot smokers.
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that part of it was filmed in/around Jackson Hole. Very cool to see places I know & love.
Oh, and you quite obviously DO care what I value or you wouldn't have responded. Try again scooter.
Saw it tonight....a little delusional like most QT films. No blacks in the theatre and wondered if I would laugh at parts if they were next to me. Overly violent which is expected. Waltz rocked as usual. The way it was shot and score was very, very good. N word I would guess would be around 113 times or so. Problem was a person never picked up a gun before is the best ever, whatever. Really makes you think about how blacks lives in that ****ed up time...disgusting.
I thought it was alright i guess. I think i gave it to much hype for it to really satisfy me
Saw it yesterday. It was perfect.
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Far from his best effort, but still a REALLY good movie from the best in the business(QT).
Good, definitely not ****s, Foxx is a little over the top at times, still a solid movie.
E. It's spelled with an e. No excuses.
"A less violent passion of the christ" hahahaha
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I loved it. I sat next to a young white couple, and could tell they were a little afraid to laugh at first. After they saw us laughing, they loosened up....
How anyone could be offended by the movie is beyond me. Not one scene offended me, because it never made light of slavery, IMO. As said it even had some Awareness Situations for those ignorant to slavery. I would recommend it to anyone except a black militant looking to get angry......
I dont know man, like I said, just uncomfortable... and I'm not usually overly-sensitive about shit like that.
I can understand that. Society has conditioned us so much about what we can and can't like/dislike, we all tend to be overly sensitive, afraid of how we will be perceived by others.
I'm guilty of it at times, as most everyone is. One thing I have learned about racial issues is IF everyone would take off their pre-conceived beliefs, and stop listening to sensationalized reporting, and get to know other cultures for themselves, a lot of the racial tensions would go away, IMO. Ignorance fuels hatred, and hatred fuels racial prejudice.
I can totally see how and why you would feel that way, at the movie.....
I don't know what would have been awkward to laugh at. If it was funny? It was funny, period. At the credits when the black dudes in the cart said "who was that n!gg@?". I cracked up as should anyone. It was funny on a couple of levels.
I'm laughing right now at this discussion. Cause so many apparently saw this film as a comedy I guess. Lol I thought it was a spaghetti western retelling.
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Also... You forgot another group of people who don't like this film. Anyone male or female looking for a female character with a single shred of personal agency beyond being a sexual object. Because there wasn't one.
First of all it's a movie which did nothing to make someone think they would receive a sociological education watching it. It's Tarantino & most people know what his movies are about....... Did you see the trailers??? Did you go for a social enlightenment or to be entertained by a movie????
You see, I have never bought into the online activist who fight for the causes of everyone on a message board. Being a black man I can better impact my community by getting on the ground level and mentoring young black boys & girls, volunteering my time, and pouring myself out as an example of a black man who chose to correct personal mistakes and strive to live as an example to my young people of color.
My daughter is almost 15 yrs. old now, and she knows plenty about the history of black people pre/post coming to America. She also knows the importance of education, obeying the law, and uplifting all people who are oppressed, disadvantaged, and mistreated.
I stand by my statement. I went to the movie to be entertained. If I had wanted an education on slavery, or any other social issues, I would have gone to the Revolutionary Bookstore in D.C., or an academic website like the Howard University Black Education Online website. I don't need Tarantino to educate me or my family, I got that covered, so I won't be offended by something obviously meant to be entertaining.
It's high time IMO, the black community stop using everything as a reason to get upset, and start holding the community and each other accountable for our actions. Of course we can all see the problems and biases which still exist, but let not that become your excuse, but rather your motivation..... If I can quote a real slave NOT featured in QT's work of fiction entertainment.