The Great Plotnik

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Yes, Really.

Has anyone seen Django Unchained? Plot and Duck watched it last night. It has to be a spoof, right? This is Tarantino's tremendous in-joke, a kind of reverse blaxploitation film, a wink at Hollywood films and bad old Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, complete with deliberately horrid musical theme. Right? A vehicle for Jamie Foxx to become Shaft, but other than that a total lampoon. Right? A video game where every bullet fired from ancient guns hits home and pushes rivulets of blood onto the faces of the other recently-cadavered characters. A video game. Gone With The Windows 9. Please tell me this is right. Right?

Slavery was filled with gorgeous slave women in colorful dresses. The old house slave (Samuel Jackson) could sit down and drink whiskey with his massa (Leonardo de Caprio) and call him a motherf--er with a smile. Right?  Slavery and hip hop were contemporaneous. Right? 

But all of this only applies if you take it seriously. The Great Plotnik has a tendency to do this sometimes. It is helped by the comments he reads on IMDB and other sources, 99% of which believe Django is the hero that people of color have been looking for. Really?

I mean, really? The movie is a piece of shit. Yes, really. 


At 8:04 PM, Blogger The Fevered Brain said...


At 7:24 AM, Blogger mary ann said...

hahahaha, but lots of fun, if you walk out of the room during the many bloody scenes and you could tell that the actors were all enjoying themselves immensely...

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Karen said...

I loved it. Yes, complete satire with a reference to every cowboy movie ever made.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Linda Davick said...

I didn't get a kick out of this one at all.


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