Django Unchained was one of the most celebrated movies of 2012. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to go to the cinema to go and watch it. It was on during a time in my life where I was living the furthest away from a cinema I have ever been! Saying that, I wasn’t dieing to watch it, i’m not a big fan of Jamie Foxx, although i’m probably just basing that on a cringe worthy performance in Horrible Bosses.
I have to say this film was utterly brilliant. It was very Tarantinoeque, probably because he directed it (it’s based on a comic book btw). but if you sat me down to watch it and at the end say who directed it without telling me prior I would definitely had said Tarantino.
Anyway, the movie is about Django (above) who is a slave but is special in someway; he gets rescued by Dr Schultz (played spectacularly by Christopher Waltz). It turns out Dr Schultz isn’t the travelling dentist he appears to be, but a bounty hunter who then recruits Django. Hence the above being a hit.
Django only has eyes of rescuing his wife (also a slave) from a super wealthy and quite mad Calvin Candie (played by Leonardo Di Caprio), owner of the famous Candie Land plantations. The majority of the story is the elborate plot rescue his [bizarrely] German speaking wife.
Samuel L Jackson plays Stephen, Mr Candie’s chief of staff. Despite being black himself, he’s risen far above his peers, much to the detriment of his peers as he’s cruel and one of the most annoying characters I think i’ve ever seen Jackson play. It’s him who finds out the plan Django is doing to rescue his wife, and rats him out to Mr Candie. UH-OH.
Sorry too many spoilers in this one, but it’s such a good film! I would totally recommend. The only criticism of the film is that it is nearly 3 hours long, and although I was totally captivated all the way through it ate into quite a lot of my day lol.
I would 100% watch again!