Thursday, 31 January 2013
Django Unchained (2012) is Quentin Tarantino’s new western film, which focuses mainly on the wealthy societies of the southern states of America and their relationships with slaves. Django is the name of the protagonist, played by Jamie Foxx, he is a slave that is met by a German bounty hunter who frees and convinces him to come and join his quests to find wanted men. Django agrees in the hope of finding and rescuing his wife, who was sold as a slave also. Together they encounter many nail-biting situations and over time develop a remarkable friendship. Tarantino’s comical flare brings some light hearted humour to a film that touches on some incredibly sensitive issues, which has been deemed to be a disrespectful element of what could grow to be an incredibly iconic film. I would argue though that the humour Tarantino has incorporated into this film is a helpful aid throughout the graphic scenes of violence and themes of racism and rape, which occur throughout the film and can be things which are uncomfortable to watch for some. The cast of this film is a long list of A-list actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Waltz, Samuel Jackson and Kerry Washington. It is a story you’ve never heard before brought to life in a way you’ve never seen. It is definitely a must see!