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Django Unchained (2012)

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Django Unchained (2012)


Jamie Foxx
Chrostoph Waltz
Leonardo DiCaprio

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Here is a movie that catches your interest from the very beginning, with a masterful intro that gets you hooked as you look forward to seeing how the movie was going to play out. The movies lead actors (Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio) were the cream on the cake, as they delivered memorable acting, that won't make you forget Django easily.

Django Unchained I can boldly say lived up to the hype, this action packed movie is for all (above 17) to see.

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and released on Christmas Day of 2012, the movie is set two years before the American Civil War, and it deals with slave trade and Mandingo. 

Tarantino, got inspiration for the film from Sergio Corbucci 1966 movie Django, which at the time of it's release it was tagged to be the most violent movie ever done, this movie also borrowed elements from the 1975 film Mandingo which was about slaves being trained to fight other slaves, in a form of the Roman gladiator style.

Django Unchained plot is about love and revenge; Django (Jamie Foxx) was a slave being taken to be sold, when a bounty hunter approached the men that were taking him and started questioning the slaves to see who knew some men he was hunting, Django knew them and after some unforeseen circumstances both roll out as bounty hunters, killing many and selling their corpses to the authorities for money.

During their money making endeavors, Dr. King (Christoph Waltz) asked Django the one thing that he wanted, Django reply was he wanted to free his slave wife. 

So he and Dr. King (who seem to be set for any kind of adventure) set off to free her, but in order to be able to do that they have to fool Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is the owner of Django's wife, to selling her to them and this must be done wisely as the heavily suspicious Steven (Samuel L. Jackson) is watching.

The movie isn’t all sunshine, there were some let downs, like the intensive violence, the heavy use of the word “Nigger” may not go down well with some and I guess if you are one for history, the depiction of slavery as a western shootout may not go down well with you. Also the Mandingo element of the movie (slave fighting slaves, while their masters bet and watch) can be seen as insulting, since there is no historical evidence that such ever existed.

Django Unchained is a good movie one you will enjoy, if you are ready to put sentiments aside.


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