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DJANGO UNCHAINED Is Terry Malloy’s Favorite Film Of 2012!!

 

 

 

 

 

What’s up, Contenders? Terry Malloy here reporting live from the Waterfront.

 

I usually don’t do this, but I’m writing this review fresh out of the theater while the projector is still warm. Why don’t I normally do it? Because I feel like my gut reactions to movies are often over zealous. If I really dug it, I might be inclined to use words like “love” or “amazing”. Nothing settles my passions down like a little time and perspective.

 

But screw that.

 

Tonight, DJANGO UNCHAINED just made me laugh, cry, and pick my jaw up off the floor. I was shocked and awed. The movie is more entertaining that most films even dare to try to be. I love the movie and can’t possibly see another film dethroning it for me as my favorite of 2012.

 

And while I haven’t yet seen ZERO DARK THIRTY, I want to make the clear distinction here that I don’t mess around when it comes to “favorite” versus “best”. As a fan, I care much more about my favorites than I do about the “best”. And so I’m very confident in saying that no film this year has (or will) made me feel this giddy and left me with quite the sense of awe that DJANGO UNCHAINED just did. And on top of that, the quality, boldness, and singular vision of the film easily makes the case that this might just be the “best” film of 2012 as well.

 

You probably know what this thing is about. Hell, a bunch of you geeks have read the screenplay online already. I went in pretty much cold beyond a couple of trailers. I recommend you do the same and will only briefly describe the set up of the film in my non-spoiler review here. But if you HAVE read the screenplay, while you know what kinds of amazing events are going to occur, you can’t possibly imagine how visually wonderful those events are going to be, or how thoroughly perfect each cast member is. 

 

What you’ve got, plot wise, is Christoph Waltz playing Dr. King Schultz, a former dentist turned bounty hunter in the pre-Civil War South. He buys a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) in order to identify some bad men for him so he can kill them and collect the bounty. They make a good team and Schultz offers Django a partnership arrangement AND a promise to aide in the rescue of Django’s wife (Kerry Washington as the improbably named Broomhilda Von Shaft), who was separated from him and sold to an infamous plantation in Mississippi known as Candy Land. 

 

 

As far as plotting goes, I’d recommend knowing very little else about this movie before you go in. You don’t really want to know where this journey is going to take you. You want to trust Tarantino to take you on a ride unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Because this film (while inspired by Sergio Corbucci and other directors’ spaghetti westerns, as well as other slave-sploitation films such as MANDINGO) is like none other. 

 

Let’s spend some time just talking about the performances and the craft of DJANGO UNCHAINED, which should be lauded each in turn.

 

This is Jamie Foxx’s movie, yes. And it is. But Christoph Waltz’ character sets everything in motion and is simply a constant delight.

 

 

Schultz is good at killing people, for money, and is also good at doing it legally, complete with the paperwork to back it all up. He is so smart, charming, progressive, (and did I say charming?); that when he whips out a gun and shoots you dead, you still aren’t even sure this guy is for real. Waltz’ Dr. Schultz is an all time great Tarantino character and should easily net the actor another Academy Award nomination. Speaking of Awards, I wouldn’t be surprised if Leonardo Di Caprio gets a nod as Plantation owner Calvin Candie. And while Foxx may be a long shot, I’d suggest his performance here is more than a little bold. 

 

 

Foxx is given the unenviable task of playing a slave. That alone is a bold challenge for any African American actor to take on. He is forced to endure a lot on screen at various points in the film, from torture and mutilation to being stripped naked and even having to impersonate a black slave trader (the lowest of the low). But the character finds strength in his ability to trust Dr. Schultz, and Django is able to grow, learn, gain confidence, and dish out some serious lessons to every single person he meets in this film. Django has moments of unbridled, glorious badassery that were probably a blast for Foxx to embody. I know they were a blast for me to watch!

 

As usual for QT, there are a ton of speaking roles in this film and everyone brings levels to their performances that are astounding. Kerry Washington as Broomhilda, the slave who speaks German, is a fairly new face to me and she just melted my heart on multiple occasions. Samuel L. Jackson is complex, hilarious, tough-as-nails, and may well be the most shocking and psychologically complicated character in the whole film. But again, I don’t want to spoil anything just yet. Just know that everyone, from side-villains to leads, bring something incredible to the tale and this ensemble cast just topped ARGO’s to be this year’s best.

 

I also just want to note, since I self identify as (and hope to live into the role of) the “action guy” around these parts, the action sequences in DJANGO UNCHAINED are the stuff of legend, and easily rival anything QT was able to pull off in KILL BILL. There is a gunfight where Django is heavily outnumbered and outgunned. I won’t say anything more, but that this is the most thrilling and visceral gun fight since THE RAID. And in any other year this scene, as well as a scene involving a large gang of white-hooded raiders, would have been the greatest action scenes of the year. 

 

It is also my understanding (based solely off of internet chatter and no actual research) that QT eschewed the use of any CGI blood and went with all on-set blood squibs here. There must have been, um… a LOT of squibs. Blood flows and flesh is rent in this movie and the most hardened of souls will flinch. But it will evoke emotion in you at every turn. There isn’t really a wasted moment of violence in the entire screenplay.

 

The cinematography and action here is, appropriately, reminiscent of Sergio Leone. Violence comes in quick bursts and is shot for maximum drama. There are moments when nothing but a character’s eyes are filling the screen. There are also some very 1970s dramatic zooms, which are a QT guarantee by this point, right? Either way, there are layers upon layers of stylistic decisions happening here and the movie drips with that patented Tarantino swag. From camera movements to shot composition to thumping hip-hop tracks intermingling with the classic DJANGO theme from the original Italian film titled DJANGO, this movie feels ragingly Tarantino in the best ways possible.

 

And then there is the unbearable tension of it all. Remember how tense the opening sequence of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS was? When Waltz’ Jew Hunter was interrogating the farmer, and all the while the audience knows that Jews hiding directly below them? Remember that masterpiece of a sequence? Yeah, the entire final act of DJANGO (which some will say is indulgent or even sloppy) felt like that to me. I don’t remember the last time I was so desperately desirous of a happy ending for our heroes, but so totally unsure which way the story was going to go. I’m not going to spoil the ending, don’t worry. But I will say that I was on the edge of my seat for about an HOUR straight in what is either the third or maybe fourth act of the film. And I loved every second of it, indulgences and all. 

 

 

But now I must talk about our lovable mad genius Quentin Tarantino, who wrote and directed and birthed this unique cinematic child. No one else on earth could have made this movie. And that is a genuine testament to the man’s artistic vision. This is a complex and shockingly risky movie. I honestly think no other human could have made this film, regardless of race, but I guarantee that no other white man on earth could have created this. And I am curious to read about what African American’s will take away from this movie, whether as fans or as detractors. I have to say that my enjoyment of this film was unbridled, but that my middle class white entitlement probably hasn’t made me the best judge of all the complexity being dealt with here. That said, I’m fairly certain DJANGO UNCHAINED will turn out to be a highly divisive film. People of different races, socio-economic strata, or even Northern versus Southern people will all have very wildly different experiences with DJANGO UNCHAINED.

 

While I believe that the film is deeply rooted in a loathing of the practice of slavery, Tarantino still puts that unhealed wound right there on the table and then proceeds to actually poke and prod it and then even have fun with it, even while depicting the practice in a very graphic and negative light. I’d like to talk a little bit about this complexity because I want people to have something to chew on if they are reading this far anyway and plan to see the film.

 

My stances on racism certainly inform my reaction to DJANGO UNCHAINED. My staunch hatred of racism (coupled with my willingness to believe that I still have a long way to go before ridding myself of my own racism) lead me to think that DJANGO UNCHAINED is and will be a good piece of the puzzle in the ongoing fight to wipe out racism from our society. Why do I think that? Well, there are many folks out there who believe we live in a “post-racial” society. And I couldn’t disagree more. I believe that racism is alive, well, and more complex than ever in today’s rapidly shrinking world. Today’s racism is less obviously delineated by society and government, but more insidious and hidden internally. But even with that said, I’d still say there are some very overt and systemic racial problems being put forth every day in our economic systems and especially in our penal codes. 

 

The overt slavery of DJANGO UNCHAINED is uncomfortable to us precisely because we refuse to remember how recent that blight really was a part of our mainstream American culture. So I guess what I’m saying is that, in my middle class whiteness, I’m sure I didn’t experience DJANGO the same way people who are different than me might experience it. But I do think whatever controversies are sparked from DJANGO UNCHAINED will be good for our national conversation. Because really, when Tarantino shoves slavery images such as branding, whips, chains, and frequent use of the “N” word in our faces, he is holding a mirror up to our society and forcing us to continue processing. I don’t think Quentin Tarantino is a savior, but I do think he hates racism and that underneath the massive entertainment value of his Southern Opus, there are important ideas to take outside the movie theater and into our cultural conversation. 

 

Again, since I’m writing this fresh off my first viewing, I haven’t had the benefit of deep conversation or days worth of thought on this film. But all of that is certainly going to come. And I look forward to seeing DJANGO UNCHAINED some dozen more times over the next few years. I look forward to hearing what you all think of the film and hope to have some spirited and respectful conversation about the film in the talkbacks!

 

 

 

And I’m Out.

 

 

 

 

Terry Malloy AKA Ed Travis

 

 

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  • Dec. 12, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    So cool how I'll ne

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    can't wait for Tarintino's best picture of the year as usual.

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Overt slavery of DJANGO UNCHAINED

    by nemov

    Count me in the "not uncomfortable" with history. It's been five generations in my family since slavery was abolished. I had family on both sides of the war and on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. People are uncomfortable with racism. Slavery was an accepted part of human history for 1,000s of year before it finally came to its necessary end. The US experience with slavery has a racial context. People who think this movie is going to teach people about the evils of slavery might also believe that Hitler died in a theater in a hail of bullets.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    *Because really, when Tarantino shoves slavery images such as branding, whips, chains, and frequent use of the “N” word in our faces, he is holding a mirror up to our society and forcing us to continue processing. * Are you sure hes not simply doing it to shock? That's QTs normal modus operandi.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Ooh dialogue....

    by Righteous Brother

    I have to think......this film is pretentious.

  • to educate you without chastising your ignorance. Embrace the correct opinion of ultra. See? It's like a shining light. You feel rightous now. That feeling is you having the correct idea in your head instead of the jumbled mess of obscure crap knockin around that you had before I set you on the right path. And what's with the drudge headline?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Geez Malloy

    by BMac

    How much White guilt do you suffer from? remember racism is alive, in all races period. double standards sicken me

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Hey Terry... would you say Django is better than The Outlaw Josey Wales?

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    If so, I'm totally gonna watch this for about a month.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    ?

    by UltraTron

  • His comments about Obama being our" Lord And Savior" followed by his comment about "getting to kill a bunch of white people and save his wife, which was great" were almost enough for me to boycott this film. I LOVE Tarantino and watch his films multiple times but one more insane comment from Foxx and I will boycott this movie. I've seen some similiar facebook posts so I'm not alone on this one. Tarantino needs to make a phone call and tell this no-talent asshat to shut his mouth ASAP. Remember kids, Will Smith was Tarantino's first choice for this role and it was written for him. Foxx was a last minute replacement.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Wow, white liberal guilt on overload

    by muwarriorsfan

    Almost makes me not want to see the movie. And as someone who works occasionally for the Milwaukee Public Schools, racism goes both ways and African Americans revel in being able to be overt and vocal expressing it since there are no ramifications.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Not a fan of Foxx

    by Miss Red

    I'm going to see this, but I'd be a lot more enthusiastic if Foxx were either a minor character or not in it at all. It's just depressing to sit and watch a movie with him knowing that in the end he's going to "win". He's unlikeable, so you find yourself rooting for the villain in every movie he's in. "Collateral", "Law Abiding Citizen", etc. were all failures because they were grinding to their inevitable conclusion of Foxx somehow pulling out the victory at the end. No matter how clever the bad guy is, Foxx's "good guy" has to come out ahead. I have a bad feeling in my stomach that the same thing will happen here.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    clarntoon: you are a ra-taard. A what? A ra-taard.

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Foxx is courageous for taking on this part.

    by Quake II

    "Foxx is given the unenviable task of playing a slave. That alone is a bold challenge for any African American actor to take on." Especially since he's bringing home several million dollars for enduring this difficult part. I admire his courage as he sits in his Mailibu beach house doing lines of blow off of models while listening to Ray Charles records. Jamie Foxx has less range than Skreech from Saved By The Bell.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Nothing like black guy killing a bunch of white guys to cure racism

    by Marc Cerasini

    If that were the case, racism would be gone from most urban areas because black people kill white folks all the time. What a fucktard this Malloy is.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    muwarrior

    by BMac

    glad someone else noticed the white guilt aside from me. i dont apologize to anyone for things i NEVER DID or was even alive at the time. whatever.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ultratron ... 'we don't need no education ...'

    by DrMorbius

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I believe in reparations for slavery. Black people should pay them.

    by Raptor Jesus

    They invented it and it could not have flourished without them. It is still practiced in some countries in Africa. Every country in the world practiced slavery until abolition was invented by white Christians. As far as 'apologizing for slavery' I'd say a four year war with 600,000 dead is enough of an apology. As far as racism being big in American society, you're dead right. Google 'unreported black on white crime' and get an education. When 95% of a racial group vote on race, that is racism pure and simple. Oh, and movie looks great, can't wait to see it.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    good form ultratron, men in black 3

    by BMac

    is EXTREMELY underrated. Brolin was genius. i aint saying it was star wars, or even the first MIB, but way better than that awful dreck part 2. yikes!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Malloy needs to watch more Westerns...

    by Logan_1973

    If he seriously thinks Django is that fresh and original.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Will Smith on Django.....

    by Quake II

    I came really close, it was one of the most amazing screenplays I had ever ever seen," Smith said. "I was in the middle of 'Men In Black 3' and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn't sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn't want to hold him up. That thing's going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Joaquin Phoenix in The Master was the best performance of the year

    by Deaft0ne

    Followed by DDL in Lincoln and Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables and then Denzel in Flight. Josh Brolin follows after these if at all, and he certainly does not deserve an Oscar for MIB 3.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Hollywood Reporter article from last year...

    by Quake II

    Sources prepped for those meetings say Tarantino would like Smith to star in the film, the script for which has been making the rounds in recent days to wide acclaim. No official offer has been made to Smith, and any deal would of course be subject to working out financials, which might be difficult given Smith's status as one of Hollywood's few sure-thing stars. Smith is being teed up for the title role of Django, a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner. Tarantino wrote the bounty hunter part with Waltz in mind, according to insiders. The German ends up training Django and helping him seek his wife.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I've always thought...

    by Kevin Beck

    (after seeing Pulp Fiction) Tarantino would grow up to be a good movie director. Having seen his last movie, I'm still waiting.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    If anything Brolin will be nominated for Best Supporting Actor

    by Deaft0ne

    but he will most likely lose to the real Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln, which would be ironically hilarious.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    If I want a correct treatment of historical facts

    by gerry derboven

    I will NOT go to a QT movie. I thought Inglorious Basterds made that clear. However, if i want to experience cinematic entertainment I WILL go to a QT movie. Apart from Death Proof the guy hasn't disappointed me yet. And colour me bloody excited about this one. I have steered clear of most trailers and I have reservations about the choice of music (i hate anachronistic scoring: I'm looking at you, A Knights Tale)but the cast is succulent! My bum is in the seat!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    To those knuckelheads who mention "white guilt"

    by Darth_Kaos

    When white people use terms like "white guilt", it's just like the term "reverse racism". Stating the fact they are racist, and now they feel they are being treated the same as they treat others. Same goes for white guilt, meaning that you've done or said something racist and you actually have a level of remorse. The latter term is actually a good thing. I know some of you white boys have a certain level of importance and entitlement, this movie has nothing to do with you. It's an act of fiction based on an event that many many American white people either want to forget or want other people to forget (ie: Black people)...or have them just get over it. This country was build on the backs of all minorities, and white people today (even though they had nothing to do with it directly) still benefit from it. That's a FACT! So to all those white boys who all of sudden think they're being picked on cause whitey is the bad-guy again, go suck Rush Limbaugh's cock and watch Faux News and continue to be feed what you want hear, instead of getting the real news.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Expect a best supporting nod for spader

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this,

    by kolchak

    but there's nothing likable about Jamie Foxx.<br /><br /> Remember when he went on national radio and told then 17-year-old Miley Cyrus to "get a gum transplant," try heroin and "catch chlamydia from a bicycle seat"? <br /><br /> He's a smarmy asshole, and I hope QT was able to keep him reined in.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I mean jones. I mean fuck lincoln. Get outa town Lincoln.

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    All these good reviews, but it's getting shut out...

    by Bruno

    Of nearly every award or nomination for awards so far. What gives? The reviews are very good, but it seems like it's not connecting enough with critics to have them push for nominations. Oh well, I'll wait for my screener and check this out at home.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    At one point they claimed Obama was a racist.

    by knowthyself

    Then cried that his biracial roots were being kept out of the public eye. Pick one folks. You either hate him or want half credit for him.

  • The best musical I have ever seen next to Grease and The Sound of Music. Jackman is the dark horse for best actor this year. Denzel was as good as he was in Glory in Flight.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    great^

    by Deaft0ne

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    deaft0ne

    by Bruno

    Is Hathaway strong enough to surprise and upset Field who seems to be a lock for Best Supporting Actress?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I sent in a review to Harry and company last week

    by D.Vader

    Shame. I remember the days when this site used to post reviews from everyone, not just their own editors and contributors.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    DDL will run away with Best Actor

    by Logan_1973

    Phoenix was amazing and Jackman seems to be very good in LES MIZ...but if no other reason DDL's Abe was just too iconic to ignore. The look of him alone tends to stick in voters minds. And LINCOLN the movie was very good. Deal with it.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    darth_kaos oh lord

    by BMac

    i knew a far left individual like yourself would rear their pussy, pc head dont lump me with that fat pos rush or the greatest comedy channel on television after cnn. yeah it sucks slavery happened but it did. OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. so if in fact you age quite well, you dont need to complain about it. it's all about moving forward my friend. nothing you can do about the past. watch star trek, and thats what the future needs to be. not one where you can have a completely black channel or awards and its okay, but you cant have white ANYTHING in america without it being racist. not exactly a vision of unity, no?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    On a scale of 1 to 100...

    by buggerbugger

    ...how distracting are Jamie Foxx's FUCKING HOLLYWOOD TEETH in this movie compared with how distracting they are normally?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    b81

    by Deaft0ne

    I saw Les Mis on Sunday night and I and the rest of the audience can't say much until 12/20 when reviews will start going online, but Anne Hathaway absolutely eclipses Sally Field. Field was good in Lincoln and she will probably win as a lifetime achievement Oscar, but Hathaway deserves to win.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Ultratron

    by Nick

    Get a new hobby man

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    darth kaos cont

    by BMac

    also, you ever here any irish folk complain about slavery in the north? yanks werent so innocent as many would have you believe. i know, im irisih, and many of my ancestors were slaves to the "savior yanks'. come to think of it, havent really heard any jews complain about being enslaved by the egyptians today as well. hmmm...it aint about forgetting the past, its about MOVING FORWRD! liberals and conservatives can rot in hell by the way.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Vader does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    d.vader i'd like to read your opinion - what did you think of it?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    As a 27-year-old Black Man...

    by GravyAkira

    I must say that this is one of the best reviews I have read on this site in my nearly 15 years of coming to AICN. Well done sir! My anticipation for this movie has just reached a new high.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Di Caprio

    by ghoulstock

    There's surprisingly little mention of him in this review (the written one at least, I didn't watch the video one because I don't care for video reviews). You say he might get an Oscar nod, but I was expecting a little bit more about him, seeing as his character looks like one of the biggest draws of the film.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    deaft0ne

    by Bruno

    Thanks for the info! Where will your review be posted? I would like to read it. Instead of waiting for a screener, this film looks like it needs to be experienced on the big screen. So I plan to do so with my family and I am not huge on Musicals. But the marketing job by Universal is very well done. Hathaway gets my MVP for being great in "The Dark Knight Rises". So I'm pulling for her to finally get a nomination and win. But it seems Field is just unstoppable. But anything associated to "Lincoln" seems to be running everything over. I personally kept getting distracted during the movie because it wasn't very compelling IMO.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    "the movie drips with that patented Tarantino swag"...

    by Swoz_MK

    ugh

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I still read your review on another site somewhere D. Vader

    by OSAMP1

    Very good stuff. Better writing than 90% of the stuff on here. But thats not saying much.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    How come no one is overreacting to the 2:45 run time?

    by Logan_1973

    I find that curiously queer considering Jackson is taking it on the chin for having the exact same run time. Ah, AICN...your double standards never cease to be exposed.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    As a 28-year-old black man...

    by OSAMP1

    it is good to see another youngish black man on this site. Also it was one of the better reviews i've seen here.

  • But his character is AMAZING in a film filled with amazing characters. His role and Samuel L Jackson's are both so crucial to the final acts that I didn't want to go there before most wide audiences get to see this thing for themselves.

  • I remember the writer of Eastern Promises' mentioning it in an interview.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I liked it, Cobra

    by D.Vader

    I think Inglorious Bastards is the better film, but DJANGO is extremely entertaining. Its a crowd-pleaser to be sure. The acting is great; Samuel L Jackson in particular is hilarious. There's one scene that is gut-bustingly funny and it centers around a mob of masked horsemen. Bastards had three scenes that were masterful examples of building tension (the opening, the restaurant, the cellar-bar). I would say there is not one scene in this film that approaches the levels of those scenes in Bastards, but what this film is good at is creating a rising tension throughout, so that its not one scene in particular, but many scenes taken together as a whole. You know something is going to go terribly wrong and you keep waiting to see how its going to go and who's going to pay for it. Tarantino threw in a few contemporary hip-hop songs and for what may be the first time, original songs created specifically for this soundtrack, which gives the film a different flavor. But I was surprised at how non-Western this movie felt. And by that, I mean, I thought this was going to be Tarantino's western. But surprisingly, I felt like Kill Bill and Bastards had more western flavor than this one (in terms of tone and framing). You can tell a lot was cut from the movie, however. Walton Goggins gets a lot cut, I imagine, bc his character was supposed to be melded with Kevin Costern's Mandingo trainer, but there's no Mandingo training to be found. And Jonah Hill has 3 lines maybe and is a complete waste. Knowing his role was originally offered to Sacha Baron Cohen makes you wonder why, as its woefully short in the final product. So I expect an expanded edition at some point down the line. Anyway, that's just a quick hit for you, Cobes. I liked it and will definitely pay to see it again after Christmas. Wholly enjoyable.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    darth_kaos, that was some funny shit!

    by Windowlicker74

    The only thing we benefit from are our own inventions. think about that next time you drive your precious car:)

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Fuck the trolls, this is gonna rock!

    by awardgiver

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    The cinematography in this movie is incredible

    by thelordofhell

    And you get to see Kerry Washington naked for a second..........THUMBS UP!!!

  • NOW...About the movie: I'll try it out. I lost my interest in Tarantino with KILL BILL. Just didn't appeal to me anymore. But I do love Westerns and I love Westerns that play up the stereotypical "Western" tropes like SILVERADO or THE QUICK AND THE DEAD. Good review, man. You managed to get me interested in something I really wasn't.

  • I saw THE HOBBIT and it felt bloated even though I enjoyed it. I could've watched another hour of DJANGO and never gotten bored presuming QT had a ton of more material that has weight and major entertainment value. (And based on some of d. Vader's comments, I guess there really might be a lot of awesome stuff on the cutting room floor.)

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    @ cm_sonnen

    by Darth_Kaos

    Your response is pretty much what I would expect from individuals like yourself. What makes you think, I'm on the left? You see, that's your first problem. I'm about right and wrong, I'm about truth. Of course, I've "move forward" but it doesn't prevent me from forgetting about the past. Again, most whites today had no direct cause to what happened (duh?), but their families afterwards benefited from it. I'm not blind to know that racism goes both ways, but not in the effect it did with American Slavery. But it could have been worst, just ask descendants of WWII Jews. And there were factions during the day, that wanted to do the same to Blacks. Unfortunately your argument regarding black networks and award shows have no merit. Cause for decades, NBC, CBS, ABC were white networks, without "White" in the title. That means you have a problem with Telemundo as well. You have gumption trying to compare the plight of the Irish with the plight of Blacks. Sorry chief, no comparison. Yeah, they had their share, but nowhere close to what Black Americans had. At least they could hide being Irish. Oh, and actually before the events of WWII, Jews did mention their plight in Egypt, until the Holocaust, which trumps everything. But, guess what.....we do agree on something. Liberals and Conservatives can rot in hell!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I saw the movie with a group of African-Americans in front of me

    by D.Vader

    They seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. I tried to gauge if any scenes or humor were offensive to them, but I didn't see any outward signs of disgust (aside from the scenes in which we should have all been disgusted- slave abuse for example).

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Thanks osamp

    by D.Vader

    I wrote it late one night and was a bit tired.

  • But its a hard scene to really get excited over.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Why are you feeling guilty about being white middle-class?

    by kinsahd

    You can tell by your words you feel a little guilty that you are. You are not racist because you are white just like you aren't racist because you are black. I don't get why so many whites feel guilty for something they didn't do. Not saying there arn't any racist white people, because there are, but it seems to admit your guilt is to admit you are not as racist as others. Not only you but society does this. It baffles me because as Dr. King said, we should judge on character and not race. I don't see that at all by acting guilty.

  • Expressed in other reviews and then compiled a review of things he thought a review would sound like. Sort of like an alien's idea (with no prior knowledge) of how a review should be.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    intentional overuse of the word review intended

    by dirk123

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Yeah TerryMalloy

    by D.Vader

    At one point, a certain unnamed character also suddenly has blood on one of his hands. I chalked that up to a short, missing scene/shot, or that maybe the actor hurt himself but kept acting. Not sure. Either way, I'm confident Goggins had a short subplot scene that was cut, and after AICN reporting on the casting and dropping out of Borat in favor of Jonah Hill, I expected more than that one scene of a few lines. I do think (and hope) we'll get some choice deleted scenes on the dvd/blu. Great review, btw.

  • even funnier reading my shit knowing who it's coming from. That's really all it is too. It's my morning shit where I be clearing my head and talking to all my peeps n shit. My peepulz. Yew muh peeps n I luuves u. I makes luv to yew wit muh wurdz, bruh-thuh. The endorphins in muh shit be givin me duh luvs I now brings tew you threw da miracle uv da shit luv transference n shit. Feel duh love o dat shit? Dat good shittin fo yew. Feel dat luuve.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx just isn't a very good actor

    by thefreshestthing

    Plus, I'm convinced he's racist after watching SNL.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Inglorious Bastards had too much dialogue

    by 2soon2eat

    There I said it. Talk talk talk. Hope this movie is different.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx: "I kill all the white people in the movie"

    by Christian Sylvain

    Well seeing as how they're all racist slave owners, I say "great!" Can't wait for Django. Nice review Malloy.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    well darh kaos

    by BMac

    aint nothin else to be said about it bub, we've both had our say, and agree to disagree. but yup, fuck liberals and conservatives. and for the record i am dying to see this movie, i love QT and the chance of seeing leo playing a villain is enticing in it's own right. i understood jamie foxx was making a joke on snl, jokes are funny, but ive never liked the guy as an actor anyways. he oscar baits too much in his performances. just my opinion

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx is a very good actor

    by D.Vader

    Anyone saying otherwise hasn't watched enough movies.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Anybody that gets offended at Tarantino after all this time....

    by terry1978

    I ain't got nothing for you. You already know what he's about.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    d. vader

    by BMac

    ive seen plenty of movies, anyone who comes to this site do nothing but watch movies, period. as far as foxx his self, pretty much all of in the theatre honestly. just my opinion, live with it bub

  • "Oh my guuuud, this film looks so pretentious to me. See how I sound smart because I used the word pretentious?" -Douchebag

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    I miss the days when people had the guts to tell QT, NO.

    by knowthyself

    Now he creates these bloated films over loaded with scenes that drag on too long. And dialogue that never ends.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Cm Sonnen, did I miss something?

    by D.Vader

    I was referring directly to TheFreshSetting's comment, which seemed to imply he hadn't seen a lot of Foxx's work other than his comedic stuff. I hadn't seen you say anything about Foxx being bad.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    vader, thanks for the mini review - as someone who prizes entertainment value quite highly I suspect I will like this one. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS was a big improvement over DEATH PROOF, but it was still a bitty film of *moments' rather than being a satisfying whole, and for me Tarantino has yet to recapture his RESERVOIR DOGS / PULP FICTION mojo.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Terry Malloy--good for you!

    by Hipshot

    The fact that you loved it is just a fun opinion. The fact that you know you have work to do on yourself in the "racism" aspect of your life just says you are conscious. I'll be seeing this Monday, but I've had a chance to sit down with one of the exec producers, and we talked about the long,long conversations with QT and the genesis of the project. There are still people in America who believe slavery was benign, and that believe has caused more pain than I can possibly state. Look at the hate-filled comments above, and you'll see the amount of raw denial--and can we guess which side of the political spectrum such venom spews? Yep, I think we can. For the first time in our country's history, we're actually talking about, dealing with, this ocean of shit that was covered up by such films as "Gone With The Wind"--the most popular film in history, popular at least in part because it provided a band-aid to the cancer sore that was slavery. This film is going to be HUGE, and part of that reason is that it is going to put in people's faces the images they haven't wanted to see. It will also be a litmus test, and I'd bet anything that those who will foam at the mouth most violently will overlap with the group that complains the loudest about Jaden Smith, or that Denzel is playing the Equilizor...and would it be reasonable to suspect that, disproportionately, they voted against the POTUS? Why, yes, I'd suspect that's true. QT might be the only DIRECTOR in the world who could make this movie. I really don't think a black man could--too close to the subject matter. It takes a brilliant "outsider" to do something like this seems to be. And QT is almost an alien in that regard. Thanks for the review, Dude.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    obviously you haven't seen...

    by poonhead

    FATHER'S DAY by Astron-6!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Django is a great fairy tale but only a good movie

    by Anthony Torchia

    The tension felt contrived to me, whereas the tension in Basterds felt completely natural A better last line would have been "The North Star is that one" or whatever Waltz said earlier. Jesus I'm being picky ... I had a good time and agree only QT has the balls to make such a film, good for him!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    @ Terry Malloy

    by GravyAkira

    Sure thing! I probably wont be able to see it until its official release date of Christmas Day, but I will get back to you once I have. And after reading your review, the wait for DJANGO to finally come out has become terribly long.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    @OSAMP1

    by GravyAkira

    Same here!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Sooooo stupid and indulgent.

    by manzoniman

    White guilt is about the dumbest concept I've ever heard of. What a colossal waste of time and the epitome of a self created first world problem. Very excited about the movie though.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Yeah Cobra-Kai

    by D.Vader

    DJANGO feels less like that "bitty film of moments" you described Bastards as being. There are no "CHAPTERS" like in that film and in Kill Bill. There's no constant fading out of scenes that feel like a one-act play is over and we're about to watch the next one. Everything flows from one scene to the next, so that is an improvement.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    As a 17 year old white boy...

    by Brandon

    Just messing with you guys, review was good and movie looks fantastic can't wait.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    cobra--kai.

    by Deceased Fan

    You should Google d.Vader's review. It's a good read. I don't have the link. Wolf something something.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Good write up Terry.

    by Deceased Fan

    Love you dude. Wish you could post more often. Although you're doing pretty good today. Cannon Fodder's on the way I hope.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    At least Malloy didn't giggle.

    by Keith

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    And as for slavery being over 100 years ago...

    by Hipshot

    Hebrew slavery was 3000 years ago, and people make movies about it. Southerners still celebrate civil war battles, Americans still celebrate the war of Independence, and the whole country shuts down every year to celebrate the history of a Jewish guy who got tortured to death 2000 years ago. The past lives. When Southerners stop recreating Civil War battles, and Irishmen stop confusing Indentured Servitude (which they voluntarily entered to gain passage to America) with chattel Slavery, or when there have been as many films about the 250 years of slavery as there have been of the 4-year war that ended it...I'll agree blacks should stop harping on it. But anyone who thinks white people would have "gotten over it" faster is making a racist statement by dictionary definition, and part of the problem. No, they wouldn't. No wound heals in less time than it took to inflict.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Jigsaw1995 You got a big laugh out of me

    by OSAMP1

  • It just gave the talkback's klansmen and trolls ammunition.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I've been seeing Django for a month now

    by animatronicmojo

    Sorry, I know. I just saw that no one else had put this in their subject line yet and felt the need to fill this void, as it were. <BR> So this doesn't open 'til Xmas, huh? Gee whiz, I wish it were sooner.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Whites should feel guilty about slavery

    by Nerd Rage

    They should be angry and saddened that it ever happened...but not guilty.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Was American slavery a long time ago?

    by Nerd Rage

    Yes but so was the Boston Tea Party and the Civil War and many consider those events relevant and important to modern political stances and perspective. Why the double standard? Oh I forgot, anything that makes the founders seem misguided in anyway must be trivialized if not ignored. How Orwellian.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Whites should NOT feel guilty about slavery

    by Nerd Rage

    is what I meant to say.. Freudian slip perhaps?..lol

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    so im a klansmen for stating my opinion?

    by BMac

    okay idiots. yall want to talk i nperson and see how big you really are, we can have ourselves a little merry history lesson. i got the money to travel, tell me when and where. oh, im a rich white man, that makes me the villain, yeah? for the record, every race on this planet is overall stupid as shit. and dont let northern whites full you into thinking they arent racist either. live in pittsburgh, and you'll hear more racist shit against blacks and jews than anywhere in bama, i can guarantee that

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Idris Elba...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...NOT booty call. That is all.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    exactly nerd rage

    by BMac

    i hate that it happened and all innocents who are made to suffer, but i dont feel guilty bout it, cause i didnt do it. simple as thaht, and cant understand why thats so hard to understand. but no race can understand the others' side, particularly this topic of debate. that's hw the world is, that's how it will always be

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Don't like Foxx, DiCaprio, or Tarantino.

    by Vicconius

    All three are overrated.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    d.vader review is at the Church of Chang bitches

    by Kloipy

    http://moonwolves.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/django-unchained-2012/

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Pass

    by SHADOWPRIME

    For me, QT has moments of brilliance (for example, the scene between Walz and the farmer in BASTERDS) and an amazing earfor dialogue. But his penchant for sheer sadism and the particularly unpleasant/exploitative material here has me with NO desire to see this. None. To each his own of course, but no thanks.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    I STILL SAY EDDIE MURPHY SHOULD HAVE BEEN CAST!!!FACT!!!

    by CreepyThinMan

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    d.vader..Deleted scenes on Blu? Don't count on it.

    by Quake II

    Tarantino isn't big on deleted scenes and doesn't include them on dvd's. Inglorious Basterds had all kinds of footage in the trailer that wasn't in the movie or on dvd (A Basterd running towards the camera firing an MG-42 during the prison scene comes to mind as one of them).

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by Hipshot

    No, whites shouldn't feel guilty about slavery. But they have an advantage that probably can't be compensated for in the 250 years of slavery followed by 100 years of Jim Crow and segregation, the entire system only really unraveling in the 1970's. Hell, in 1970, my wife was denied admittance to a Montressori school in Florida on the basis of race, so don't begin to think it "all went away" in 1870.

  • I had nothing to do with slavery and have ZERO gulit about it. I also don't feel guilty about bombing Hiroshima, the Vietnam War or The Holocaust since I had nothing to do with those events either.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Racism

    by robhouston

    and prejudice are not the same - quit confusing them. You look stupid.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    hipshot-totally agree, it seems as if there are a lot of ignorant people

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That need to read up on the reconstruction period of United States history. Had thing actually been fixed during that time, there would have been no Jim Crow laws, and people really could say, oh but it was so long ago in the past. Slavery was one phase of subjection, Jim Crow was the next. There are still plenty of people that were alive during Jim Crow times to not just say, ahh forget it, it's over!

  • 3,000 killed be terrorist in single attack = NEVER FORGET

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Dredd is my #1 for 2012. Django may make #2. We'll see.

    by Quake II

    There's no way Django will be better than Dredd for me. Dredd 3-D was the suprise hit of the summer and I liked it more than The Avengers, Prometheus, Dark Knight Rises or any other film this year (or last). I expect to like Zero Dark Thirty and Django but not sure either can touch Dredd for me.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage--

    by Hipshot

    Ooh! I like how you think. I believe in the equality of human beings. Period. All the people talking about "get over it" are implying they think whites would have done so sooner...in other words, are superior. In other words, they are exactly the kind of bigots who created sustained the institution in the first place, and that statement can be considered a litmus test. I've yet to hear someone say "just get over it, but whites would have complained just as much"...have you?

  • A bunch of simpering small dicked white faggots who think that showing how "sensitive" they are will get them some hot hipster chick pussy. Former CHUD asswipe Devin Faraci is a perfect example of this. They fucking went on and on about Donald Glover should have played Spider-man in the new movie. You know what it reminds me of? Those lily white guilt shitheads who in the 60's thought that blacks were going to rise up and start a revolution and kissed Black Panther ass. Yeah, a race of people who had been living in fucking mud huts and brought over as cattle were really going to take over within a few generations. Oh, sure, they're breeding so much that they will surpass wites in population and I'd be fine with that if they were offering the promise of a better civilization. But they aren't. Look at Detroit. But do you know what's at the heart of this desperate while liberal guilt need to suck up to blacks? BIG BLACK COCKS! That's right! You see, people like Fat Faggot Faraci think that, as I said previously, they'll get white hipster chick pussy if they just show them how racially sensitive they are that this will get them knee deep in twat because, hey, if these white girls will fuck blacks then there's a chance they'd fuck a sub-humanoid like Devin. But the real reason for this guilt is the FACT that they secretly want a big throbbing nubian meatsabers shoved in both ends like a shish kebab. They'd go faggot with white guys but they fear that if they did they'd get stuck with some tiny cocked twink like themselves. So remember kiddies, white liberal guilt is simply about BIG BLACK COCKS!!! !!!FACT!!!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    hipshot, I agree with you mostly

    by Nerd Rage

    But asking someone to feel guilty about things they didn't co-sign is asking too much. You can hope that they feel the same disgust about those misdeeds but for them to feel personally responsible wouldn't make much sense.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage--

    by Hipshot

    Did you get the impression I think whites should feel guilty? Not in the slightest. I said that they have advantages, and that they should be soberly aware that those advantages were gained at the expense of others. What I take exception with is people enjoying those statistical advantages and simultaneously thinking they indicate they are superior. No guilt--life is too short for that shit. Just awareness that the game board has always been tilted. Enjoy your life, love your children, live long and prosper...but be aware. That's all.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    creepythinmanlives

    by Hipshot

    Since you say you are "as lefty liberal as they come" I will give you the respect of assuming you are being honest and accurate--at least from your own point of view, and expressing your own hunger for black cock. Otherwise, you are assuming that OTHERS want black cock, which is an odd bit of mind-reading on your part. Unless you are hungry for...well, you know. As the National Lampoon said long ago, there's no shame in being a homo. You liberal you.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    b81, mikeywood

    by Deaft0ne

    b81, i'm not a professional film critic and what I meant was the reviews embargo for Les Mis is officially lifted on 12/20. I saw it in DC and there were some members of local press at the screening. I was able to go because a friend of my does a lot of HDTV and home theater system installations for a lot of people in the DC area and he sometimes gets free passes for advance screenings of movies, usually around Xmas time and Summertime. I will try to post my thoughts on the film on 12/20 on a Les Mis talkback on here if there is one by then. mikeywood, most of the TBers on here began to collectively ignore ultratron when he was insisting on the talkbacks that there would be Predators in Prometheus

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    mikeywood, cont.

    by Deaft0ne

    of course there never were any Predators whatsoever in Prometheus, but he had already proven himself a fool by insisting he was right.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    hahahaha creepy

    by James

    yeah buddy

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    my=mine

    by Deaft0ne

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    @creepythinmanlives

    by Miss Red

    Eddie Murphy would have been inspired casting

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Maybe Eddie was offered the role

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But couldn't tear himself away from picking up helpless trannys at 2 in the morning.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Urban is Dredd like reeves was superman as I've said.

    by UltraTron

  • the bullshit while they ram it further. Everyone needs to understand that there is only one real party and that is libertarian. Your liberty was a real thing amonst the bullshit. It's being dissolved into bullshit like the rest of the bullshit issues you are force fed. Wake the fuck up and get your fucking heads out of your asses. There's no class or race warfare because you are all poor. You're exactly where they've always wanted you.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    white guilt got obama elected

    by BMac

    and thats just a fact. not enough people looked at both sides. i did, and i voted gary johnson

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    white guilt and the fact

    by BMac

    that it was the "cool thing to do" amongst youngsters who trust only the college they go to

  • I'm not one of those hand holding, kumbaya singing fuckheads that ignores human nature and the fact that deep down people are rotten, greedy, stupid bastards. But that doesn't mean that I don't care about them which is why I want everyones quality of life to improve.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    george washington said

    by BMac

    political parties would be the downfall of this country sure is looking that way, no?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I don't think Eddie Murphy would have worked

    by Hipshot

    He's tarnished his brand by appearing in too much shit, and frankly, I think Foxx is the better actor.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Forget Stringer. Should have gotten The Bunk.

    by frank

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    author! author!

    by IndianaPeach

    watching judge judy. jesus christ is she on point. very good review here....for me to poop on.

  • of course, like all art, film is completely subjective, so, really, this is just, like, my opinion, man

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    If Murphy was in it, I would have considered seeing it

    by Vicconius

  • nothing says you are a pathetic piece of shit racist like whining about how unfair it is when people talk shit about racists but, you know, being too dumb to figure that out is just par for course for racists.

  • i love morons like you who don't even have enough sense to make your vote count but still think you have some better understanding of how everyone else voted you are incredibly stupid

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    wow antonstark

    by BMac

    didnt resort to namecalling but whatevs. if you think youre man enough to step up to the challenge, i got money to travel, just tell me where, if you wanna fly here, ill pay for your ticket. then we'll see you call me an idiot to my face like the uncivilized bitch you are

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for this, glad to hear you love it Terry...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Haters can SUCK IT. With all the shit that comes out I can't believe people can bag on Tarantino flicks. They're a quality we don't see a whole lot and they generally tend to kick ass. Plus he's influenced a generation of film makers, for that we are grateful.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    d.vader---Thanks to the pause feature.............

    by thelordofhell

    Kerry Washington and her naked body will look great........especially when they throw water all over her........

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    White Guilt Unchained

    by Immortal_Fish

    How black is that?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Your overwhelming liking of this film combined with....

    by Chopper

    My stances on racism certainly inform my reaction to DJANGO UNCHAINED. My staunch hatred of racism (coupled with my willingness to believe that I still have a long way to go before ridding myself of my own racism)

  • Couldn't you have just said you loved the film without offering your white guilt induced "this film was more important" than it actually was. No doubt it's going to be good, moving (possibly) and all those other things you said. I really enjoyed the anime scene in Kill Bill vol. 1 but I didn't feel the need to introduce the discussion of pedophilia and child prositution within criminal organizations. Sometimes you just gotta go along for the ride.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    cm_sonnen

    by James

    is it true that you have *money to travel* and that you'll fistfight anyone on these talkbacks if they just tell you when and where?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    If you're not racist you're not paying attention

    by ReportAbuse

    "Less obvious and more insidious" = It's actually a reality but let's pretend it's still just a social construct we need to work on.

  • Slavery, most genocides, various wars: all thanks to be racism. Why would anyone with any historical perspective encourage racism?

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    cm_sonnen

    by superman76

    cm, i bet not one of these mealy-mouthed pussies on here has ever answered your call to duel. i love that you always offer it though - keep it up. hopefully once someone takes you up on it, flies to wherever you are, and realizes they're face-to-face with chael sonnen, they will shit their pants, pass out, and you can pee on 'em. ha! good stuff brother. and i've agreed with almost everything you've said in this and other talkbacks. these politically-correct pussies are turning men (white men) as a whole into the doormat of the world. needs to stop.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Other way 'round. Racist = aware, non-racist = blind.

    by ReportAbuse

    For instance, the Southern planters knew well what had happened to whites when the congoloids got themselves "liberated" in Haiti and weren't about to let it happen to them. Even the Haitians' own "liberator," Toussant L'Ouverture, knew that they only worked best in chains and after liberation, proceeded to install a forced labor system that was essentially slavery all over again. But it kept things in order. Rhodesia (functionally racist) vs. Zimbabwe (liberated basket case.) And so forth.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Most crime-ridden cities in USA

    by ReportAbuse

    Move along folks, nothin' to see here ...

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Most crime-ridden cities in the USA

    by ReportAbuse

    Camden Detroit Atlanta St. Louis Gary Washington DC Hartford New Orleans Richmond Birmingham http://www.morganquitno.com/cit05pop.htm

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    (Waiting for the culture / edumacation argument now)

    by ReportAbuse

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Its a fucking movie, shit

    by Pete Susoev

    This isn't Shaka Zulu or Amistad. Its Quentin 'Dead Nigger Storage' Tarantino. God damn, shit gets taken too fucking seriously. I just want to know if its a good movie or not. Is it good Tarantino or not. I want to know when i buy a coke if it is gonna taste like coke or crystal fucking pepsi. I want coke. Thanks to some of the TBers and d.vader for talking about the fucking movie.

  • I lost whatever empathy or respect I once had for Tarantino after the atrocious "Inglorious Basterds." There, Waltz plays the only sympathetic character in the whole film, while (ironically) the whole crew of heroes are uniformly repugnant little shits with no honor or decency. That Waltz got murdered by them at the end, breaking a gentleman's agreement they had made with him (his character should have known better) just rubbed salt in the wound. On the plus side, this sort of shit (both that movie and this one) might actually have the reverse propaganda effect than intended, in the long run.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Yes, let's talk about the movie...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...is Lincoln mentioned in the movie at all? You know, the first Republican? How about all the white Union soldiers that went to war, killed their fellow countrymen as well as their relatives, and died in order to pave the way for Rosa Parks? Are any of them mentioned in this movie, even briefly? Why do I think these are rhetorical questions? Newsflash, Obots -- the U.S. is the ONLY country that ever went to war with itself to end slavery AND we WON! And there are black Africans selling other black Africans on the slave market RIGHT NOW! Right now, as you read this at this very moment. ...but fuck all that noise. Jaime Fox gets to kill all the white people! How black is that?!

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    ... In general, I'm just losing my patience in my middle age.

    by ReportAbuse

    My patience for hipster racial retards overall. White ones especially. I'll see this when it shows up at my local library, but I won't spend either $7 for it or even $1.30 (the Redbox fee.) Not only do I not want to put another dime in Tarantino's pocket, I'd be a little worried about going to the theater and having another Aurora type lone wolf show up unannounced to perforate my day. I like my body piercings non-fatal, thanks.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Geez, someone's lonely tonight and looking for human interaction

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Imagine if a white actor said that about black people.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    thanks superman76

    by BMac

    i appreciate it brotha, though i am not the great chael haha. i figured someone would get part of my handle eventually but yeah i love calling out the internet tough guys. haha but yeah, i ams o excited for this movie, i hope its great

  • I wouldn't have a problem with that. I don't have a problem with Jamie Foxx joking about killing white people. Especially considering all the white people he kills ARE FUCKING EVIL. And if you have an issue with that, then take comfort in knowing that Django isn't so gung-ho about it, and that he has a moral quandary with killing one of them.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I used to hate Tarantino...

    by SK229

    but the more garbage I see, the more timid boring as watching paint dry filmmakers that come along, the more fx driven extravaganzas with no story... the more I'm like... ok, yeah, at least his movies explode all over the screen and give you a swift kick in the head. There's definitely a fire to his movies you don't see much anymore, so I'm really looking forward to this. And I gotta say, in the indie world, it seems like we've gone way backwards since Reservoir Dogs. Nobody has ANY balls. The ones that think they do confuse torture porn with real shock... the kind you get when you know you've just witnessed an original and new voice emerge.

  • Dec. 12, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Way to miss the point, d.vader.

    by ReportAbuse

  • That must mean all whites are inferior to them and should be looked down upon...Yellow power!!!!

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Which point, ReportAbuse?

    by D.Vader

    If I missed an important point, please enlighten and educate me, as I hate being left behind. I'm being serious here.

  • while at the same time looking at the worst achievements of blacks to prove ALL BLACKS supposed inferiority. Oldest trick in the book...thankfully most people have enough sense to see that there are good blacks and bad whites and vice versa. Judging someone based on skin color makes about as much sense as using hair color to judge people. Dumb as fuck.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    did you see the sign in front of my garage

    by darth_hideous

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Yeah and I pissed on it

    by Nerd Rage

    with my huge mandingo cock.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 2:02 a.m. CST

    NERD RAGE IS RIGHT!

    by sharpie

    Dont yall remember peanut butter? <p><p><p> You fucking people *sigh*

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Seriously though

    by sharpie

    Django is great, Malloy made a lot of the great points about the movie, including the fact that it should, like many movies, make you think. And if you're a middle-class white male, like many of us are, and you can come out of a movie about slavery that brutally shows a lot of the horrors that our ancestors perpetrated without feeling something, then something's just wrong with you. This isn't a make-white-people-feel-good-about-themselves movie. If you want that, go watch The Help.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Calvin Candie

    by sharpie

    I will say, those of you calling for awards for Leo, I'm not convinced. Sure his acting was good, but the character was pretty one-dimensional. His entire arc, motivation, and and personality in the movie is pretty much just that he enjoys having slaves, and that he doesn't want to give them up.<p><p><p><p>SPOILERS<p><p><p><p> There's a scene where, on the way to Candie Land, they come across a mandingo who has been run up a tree after he ran off. Candie calmly talks to him, and says when he pays $500 for a mandingo, he expects to get 5 fights out of him, but that he had only gotten 3 out of this particular slave, and he gets mad, goes on about it, etc. But this scene essentially plays out the sole facet of Candie's personality, being, I paid money for these slaves, I damn well better get every cent out of them, and if I don't, for one reason or another, there's going to be hell to pay.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    this movie is totally slipping under the radar

    by Titus05

    all the hype is going to Hobbit...havn't even seen a big marketing push for Django...this looks better then Hobbit and maybe Tarentino's best?

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Most white people...

    by Hipshot

    will have no problem with the violence in Django, because they don't emotionally identify with the slave owners. Note that Reportabuse identifies with the Nazi in "Basterds." That tells you all you need to know. He sees blacks as sub-human, discounts the 350 years of rape, torture and murder that damaged the slaves and their descendents, comes to the asinine conclusion that whites would have "done better" under the same circumstances--that's just bigotry without even trying to hide it. Don't rise to his bait. There are legitimate reasons to dislike DJANGO I'm sure, but Tarantino has done a good thing here--created a litmus test. Anyone who believes Django is "killing white people" is really saying "killing white people like me." He sees himself in the ranks of the dead. Those who would have been abolitionists, or at the very least can disavow the horrible institution, can sit back with relief and say: "that's not me!" Reportabuse cannot, so it triggers fear and anger. Man, he must have been pissed when Obama won the second time!

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I identify with the Imperials in the Star Wars trilogy. I particularly like that guy who gets promoted as his seniors get taken out by Vader - he seems to be a decent enough chap just doing his job. Uh.. yea. Dont know how that fits into the above debate... but there you go.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Cobra-Kai

    by Hipshot

    A case can be made that the Empire represents order, and the rebels are terrorists. Can't go too deep there--little things like blowing up Alderan makes it problematic. But American slavery can't be defended without the assumption of black inferiority. And of course people have the right to their opinions, but I think it is important for people to stake out their positions clearly, so that we can see who and what they are.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this movie

    by Wcwlkr

    And as a black man I have no doubt there are going to be moments that literally break my heart, fill me with rage, and joy. I mean there's been a number of movies that attack racism from the Civil Rights error, but you haven't seen a movie other than Amistad that actually addressed slavery. I think Taratino has done a pretty exceptional thing. A movie on slavery but put in the form of a Western. I'm interested to see how deep it actually goes.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    hey cm_sonnen

    by James

    You're not *calling out internet tough guys*, you are BEING an internet tough guy. You can't be menacing and scary on the internet like the guys you see in the MMA shows and the Wrestlemania shows. It doesn't work that way, friend. You should stop, because it's silly. Now punch yourself in the nuts. Now. I SAID NOW, PUNK!

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    hipshot, in terms of *inferiority* its undoubtedly been the way of the world throughout history. Usually the superior country / people (through learning, military power, resources) royally fucks the inferior country / people. Fortunately over the centuries the developed world has had to become rather less blatant about doing it. But in the third world particularly parts of Africa there are still genocidal atrocities continuing. No skin color has the high ground, all creeds and races have done despicable evil things. Except eskimos*. *(Those remote motherfuckers didnt have anyone else to genocide on. Although admittedly the 2 million seals they club to death every year aint too happy to live nearby).

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Shoulda been Wesley Snipes

    by Beezbo

    Would rather see another comeback in a QT movie, not Foxx (or Will Smith) - the same guys we see in a million movies. I have such a hard time supporting Tarantino films these days - I just want to punch him in the face every time I see him on TV.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Foxx out acted Will Smith in ALI you racist fucks!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    Where's Will's Oscar?

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    White racist fucks on aintitcool are comedy gold!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    A nigger running shit for 8 years got you crackers frazzled and shit! Ha, ha, ha! <p> Fuck you racist devil cunts!!

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    cobra-Kai

    by Hipshot

    The problem isn't the fucking over. The problem today is the mythology that the fucking over was the result of inherent superiority. The implication that slavery was mild, somehow benign, that whites would have "gotten over it" etc., has affected people to this day. Try being outnumbered ten to one by the people who used to own your ass, who still control all aspects of government, education, the judicial system and economics, who fuck you over casually (as people do) and then prattle about how it's your natural state. I'd guess 25% of white people in this country believe that shit to this day: this talkback would certainly suggest it. The total gridlock on this perspective started breaking down in the 1970s, and the amount of progress in that time has been massive. I'm totally optimistic about the world my son will inherit. But look at the venom here, and ask yourself if you would want to be black and deal with a judge, police officer, employer, or Congressional representative with such ideas. I really don't think you would.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    cm-sonnen is a BITCH!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    My email is kgkg9@hotmail.com <p> And I will whip your ass!

  • Nobody living in the United States today knows what it was like to be a slave, regardless of ethnicity, saved for a few rare cases of foreigners bringing in sex slaves or illegal immigrants to work in sweatshops.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    sergeantstedenko

    by Hipshot

    Yep. But I was actually raised under segregation. My mother under Jim Crow. My wife denied access to a Montressori school in 1970 because they didn't accept black people. The legacy continued for another century. My karate instructor, now in his seventies, was raised by his grandfather, who had been born a slave. So...no, it isn't ancient history, no matter how much comfort it might be to think so.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    theveryfirst

    by Hipshot

    The fact that you can't discuss this without oozing venom demonstrates how much pain and poison is buried about this issue. It still effects people in terms of life expectancy, incarceration rates, infant mortality...oh, it goes on and on. I have no reason to be quiet about it, and every reason to enjoy your discomfort. You, and people who think like you, are losing. Deal with it.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Obama is an Outlier

    by Hipshot

    A single statistical point. If you want to know when I'll believe things are politically equal? When there is proportional statistical representation in the Senate.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    hipshot

    by superman76

    "and ask yourself if you would want to be black..." why wouldn't someone want to be black nowadays. they own sports and entertainment, so many of whom are millionaires and well-to-do, they are worshipped by the teenage masses and the overweight white sports fans and if tv commercials, tv shows, and movies are any indication, make up about 50% of the population and are invariably noble, intelligent, and wise. fucking ridiculous how fuck rags like you think the blacks have it so fucking bad in contemporary society. open your fucking eyes, hipshot.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Superman76

    by Hipshot

    The venom is entertaining, and I enjoy posting links to my friends who doubt that racism obtains in todays society: you make my case for me. There was an experiment a few years back where white college students were asked how much money it would take for them to go back and start their lives over again as black--in other words, to calculate the value of their skin color. Their average was a million dollars. You look at Sports, but not at the owners of sports teams. You look at entertainment, shallowly. Some of the actor percentages aren't bad, but directors, producers, studio owners? Give me a break. You want the stats that make a difference? inherited wealth, infant mortality, life expectancy, and incarceration. Those are the markers of the effects of poverty and depravation over generations. And they are horrible. My absolute position is that people are just people--that whites are neither better nor worse than blacks. You cannot defend a position that these critical statistics are representative of black potential without believing blacks are inferior--go ahead. Try. What they are is typical results when one group controls the circumstances of another. There is nothing particularly evil, or smart, or wonderful, or terrible, about white people. But they have been able to exert their will on blacks for four hundred years. That period is coming to a close, but the effects still linger. You'd want to be black? Obviously, you think that the average white person, born black, would do better than the average black man or woman has done. You are entitled to that opinion, of course, however laughable it might be.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    superman76

    by James

    So, you want to be black because in your mind, that would mean that you'd be a millionaire entertainer or athlete and worshiped by white people?

  • You dishonor their memories by trying to compare it. No, person alive today in America can understand what slavery was like. The flip side of this is that no American, regardless of color living today has owned a slave. So, while I despise the fact that this country had slavery I feel absolutely zero guilt. Foxx's comments, while intended to be humorous, are racist because they assume that every white person shares the responsibility for slavery. Many white Americans were from immigrants who weren't even in this country in the time of slavery.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    sergentstedanko

    by Hipshot

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    sergentstedanko

    by Hipshot

    I respectfully suggest that no, I do NOT dishonor their memory. I respect their memory by not allowing, for a moment, the ancestors of those who owned them spit on their descendants by conveniently "forgetting" the fact of the continued deprevations. I do not say this about my own personal life. I'm doing fine, trust me. It is about looking around at the world and asking "why are things as they are? What are human beings that such things happen?" And demanding of my self that I never, ever consider whites evil. To consider that there is a human tendency to dominate and control, and also to "forget" what we do that damages others. No white person born today owned a slave. But do you think the billions of dollars in labor and hundreds of millions of man-years of life stolen from those people over 250 years just "vanished" into thin air? Hell, no. Slave owners invested that in their families. Whites in the South benefited from lower prices on goods. The social oppression benefitted little white kids who got to see themselves disproportionately represented as leaders, winners, heroes, champions, on every piece of money and 99.9% of the faces of the national leaders, as most heroes in books and movies and television throughout the history of the nation. Their children live longer, and are less likely to go to prison, and get shorter sentences for the same crimes under the same circumstances. They live longer. I ask no one to feel the slightest guilt about this. I simply won't sit back quietly when people imply blacks should just "get over it." Shit. White people still turn backflips about events that took place two THOUSAND years ago. Nobody really "gets over" anything. I've been strong and lucky enough to have success way above average on multiple fronts, but I understand how rare that was (for almost twenty years, I was the only successful black man in my field, in the entire world) and what it cost me to do it. And it would be cowardly of me not to speak up now that there are actually more ears to hear, and the forces of racism are being driven into a corner like rats. No, this is EXACTLY the time to speak up. And for some odd reason, I enjoy doing it on Aintitcool. Go figure.

  • She's only been a name actress for more than a decade now. Hell, this isn't even the first movie in which she's played Jamie Foxx's wife (she played Della in "Ray"). It's not like she's some obscure ingenue.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Who'da thought 'White Man's Burden' pissed off so many people

    by Pete Susoev

    John Travolta really got to some of you, huh?

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    'The ancestors of those who owned them ...' ?

    by ReportAbuse

    The social oppression benefitted little white kids who got to see themselves disproportionately represented as leaders, winners, heroes, champions, on every piece of money and 99.9% of the faces of the national leaders, as most heroes in books and movies and television throughout the history of the nation.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    (Damn buggy board ... here's the rest, I hope)

    by ReportAbuse

    You may be speaking for yourself, but I know for a fact my ancestors didn't own any because my grandparents came to the U.S. in the early 1900s. - The social oppression benefited little white kids who got to see themselves disproportionately represented as leaders, winners, heroes, champions, on every piece of money and 99.9% of the faces of the national leaders, as most heroes in books and movies and television throughout the history of the nation. - This logic doesn't work if you simply look at Europe today, which did not have a history of USA-style slavery (and not every European country had massive colonies in Africa either), and which was still doing better than almost any other region on the planet even taking into account the recent financial disasters. In fact, crime stats among black minorities in Europe in areas where they dominate are just as bad as in some cities in the U.S. So, whatever your explanation is (of course: culture, culture, culture, discrimination ... ) it's not because of -white privilege' (in whites own homelands) or the leftover capital generated by Southern slavery. You could even look at Liberia -- created specifically as a homeland for former U.S. slaves (best idea ever) -- which isn't doing too great even with white oppression removed. Or compare Haiti with the D.R., which also had slavery for a long time ... the standard of living is several times greater in the D.R. than in Haiti despite sharing the same small island.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Report anise

    by Hipshot

    No, I'm not speaking for myself. I'm black by American standards. If you don't know how wealthy Mississippi was prior to the Civil War, look it up--it was one of the wealthiest states in the union before they lost their "peculiar institution." comparing groups of blacks in Europe to those in the Americas is clearly something for a sociology class, not here. if your point is that you feel there is something in the nature of blacks that makes the, poverty prone, I would suggest you have that discussion with a black racist who considers whites especially evil. you guys should have a fine, polite discussion.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Reportabuse--see above

    by Hipshot

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    The country was 90% white in 1950...

    by Darth_Inedible

    So of course most people who are adults today grew up with "leaders, winners, heros" who were white. Boo hoo that's not "white privilege", that's called growing up in a largely racially homogenous country(not unique in the world ie: China, Japan, Germany, Australia, Russia, India etc). I'm not saying we didn't have a horrible record with blacks up until the '60s, but guys we have a Democratically elected black president now... The issue today is that America has over the past three decades been SO freaking generous in it's willingness to take people in(more than any other 1st world nation) that we're no longer a racially homogenous country. And what is our reward for this generosity? Everyone hates us for not instantly elevating every ethnic newcomer into a position of power and authority. This is presented as evidence of our guilt, even though the truth is exactly the opposite. Young people who don't understand demographic history get pissed because we don't have a Filipino/whatever President yet, and assume it's because of America's horrible long history of oppressing Filipino's/whoever but the truth is THERE WERE HARDLY ANY FILIPINOS/WHOEVER ELSE until relatively recently. GIVE IT TIME IT WILL HAPPEN.

  • does any logical, rational human really think that the general societal failure of blacks worldwide is due to JUST culture and not innate physiological differences, too? you're deluding yourself if you think it's only culture and there is a wealth of evidence that points to what else (biology) is causing blacks to fail at many areas of intellectual endeavor and to rise to the status of the titans - whites.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Dearth--

    by Hipshot

    You invalidate your argument when you say something as absurd as "everyone hates us." America is incredibly beloved, Dude.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    superman76

    by Hipshot

    like I said, you are welcome to have that discussion with a mirror image black bigot. I only have discussions with reasonable, rational people. have fun, and enjoy the multiracial future.

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    ... snarky ... Crap. Hanging up the hat. Now.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    But can it suppass "Salmon Fishing in Yemen?"

    by Smerdyakov

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I'm Powhatan...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...so when the fuck are you meddling kids going to get off my lawn?

  • Dec. 13, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Welcome to the wonderful world of the libtard double standard.

    by ReportAbuse

    Black Heimdall = No big deal, move along Fox viewers and tea-baggers. Wall-to-wall funfest of whitey killing = Nothin' to see here, why are righties getting their knickers in a twist? Vs. Johnny Depp's Tonto = OMG that accent sounds racist and is he REALLY 1/8th Chickasaw / Pocahontawomie Injun?? Alluding to nigger or the n word in general by a non-designated user of the word = OMFG that is OFFENSIVE! Against Susan Rice = RACIST-SEXIST TEBAGGER TERRORIST! In favor of Condoleeza Rice = RACIST-SEXIST TEABAGGER TERRORIST!

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Django Unchained had my curiosity.

    by Craw T. Dad

    But now, it has my attention.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST

    America was 90% white in 1950

    by Darth_Inedible

    JUST BECAUSE ITS TRUE DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT HORRIBLY RACIST YOU MONSTER.

  • Finally tracked down reliable information from the Dept. of Labour on the racial compositions of the U.S. in the '50s, and I should have taken your word for it (or at least kept my mouth shut). It simply seemed like a completely outrageous claim (why the Fox News attack), and I apologize for jumping the gun. I showed my ignorance. Still, when you look at that figure, it still includes all those of European-American descent AND those of Hispanic descent. When you say WHITE AMERICAN, I would definately say that it is a much less opportunistic image that pops into mind. But thank you. Stuck to your facts. Faced me down. I learned a few things - and I appreciate it (much to my chagrin).

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 4:45 a.m. CST

    I read the script

    by James

    This movie's gonna be wicked good

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 4:47 a.m. CST

    reportabuse = AICN asshole #1

    by uberfreak

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    uberfreak

    by Hipshot

    We have more than history books. We have hundreds of slave narratives, abolitionist diaries, diaries by foreign visitors and testimonies from Southerners as well. About 20% of slaves were in "good" situations--fairly familial. About 60% were in harsh worker conditions with no legal protections against overwork, rape, etc. And about 20% were in a condition of absolute horror. Statistically, slavery took about THIRTEEN YEARS off the life of the average slave (right after emancipation, they got about 10 of those years back), so it is easy to quantify the actual damage. Apologists, and idiots who think "Irish slavery" was equivalent (that was mostly indentured servitude, which was generally for a period of five years, in exchange for passage to America) are in deep, sick denial about the "sin" of America's past. While I don't expect any white people to feel "guilt" about it, I won't stand quietly by while idiots blame us for the aftereffects of a multigenerational mugging. That is sickness on a scale that is hard to grasp. And while not all Conservatives feel that way (I have wonderful Republican friends) almost everyone I've met with the "Bell Curve" on the brain has indeed been Republican. I deeply appreciate the fact that they are crawling out and confessing the poison in their souls, where I can show people that yes, there really is as much racism left in America as I said there was.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    reportabuse

    by Hipshot

    Complaining about "wall to wall whitey killing." No, it's wall to wall killing of murdering, torturing, raping slavers and slave owners. Most of whom were white. Any abolitionists? Any whites who didn't own slaves, and weren't criminals? No. So why is reportabuse protesting? Because he identifies with the slavers, that's why. There will be two broad families of response: laughter, from decent white people who abhor slavery and all it represented, and fear from whites who long for the "good old days" when blacks knew their place. Watch to see where the second comes from. Unfortunately, it will all come from one side of the political spectrum. Watch carefully, and you'll see their true colors.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    So I checked my email today... Not a peep from that BITCH cm sonnen.

    by Oprah_Duke

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    reportabuse is a BITCH!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    Your examples of racist double standards are devoid of nuance and most importantly CONTEXT!! <p> But who's surprised at that, right?<p> As for your family coming to America in the 1900's. They clearly benefited from a society built on a slave based free labor for centuries economy.<p> They benefited from the dred scott decision that said that there was no law that a white person had to obey in reference to blacks.<p> In other words after slavery your lowly ancestors could get away with rape and murder among other crimes as king as the victims were black.<p> But let's say your ancestors were among the good whites who railed against such legalized racism, then maybe you should follow in their footsteps and stop being an uneducated, racist, cunt.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    reportabuse, keep your mouth off Africa BITCH!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    Leaving out the centuries of European colonization and colonialism (no to mention the acquisition of the wealth of the continent which is still in white hands as they sell it off to the Chinese) out of your racist critique of Africa is more proof of the cunt that lives in the center of your heart.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    a few autocorrect mistakes, but you can figure it out BITCHES!!

    by Oprah_Duke

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    oprah_duke

    by Hipshot

    but...how do you really feel..? Hard to tell, you're so shy and retiring. Heh heh. Merry Christmas.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Cat-5 chimpout.

    by ReportAbuse

    Inability to maintain any semblance of rational discussion without massive eeking and ooking. This is why they FAIL. (Watchoo say? O no you dint!)

  • It would've been awesome if we'd been able to have spirited and respectful conversation, no? This talkback generally makes me quite sad. Much respect to each of you who are attempting reasonable and compassionate dialog. And much disappointment directed to the many of you who are racists and/or name callers. I really look forward to the general public checking out DJANGO UNCHAINED, because the more I think about it, the more I love it. This is indeed my movie of the year.

  • 'merica!

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    terry malloy is not that naive. who is that imposter?

    by Oprah_Duke

    If it's really you, then you knew damn well these losers who have nothing but their white skin to be proud of would act an ass here and the fuck if im not gonna Django each and every one of them.<p> That's what happens when Oprah meets the Duke!!

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    hipshot, I'm an atheist, but Merry Christmas to you too.

    by Oprah_Duke

    It's all paganism anyway.

  • Dec. 14, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    hipshit

    by ReportAbuse

    -No, it's wall to wall killing of murdering, torturing, raping slavers and slave owners. Most of whom were white. Any abolitionists? Any whites who didn't own slaves, and weren't criminals? No. So why is reportabuse protesting? Because he identifies with the slavers, that's why. - So it would be okay if we had a movie (in this day and age) that was wall-to-wall vicious killing of blacks and only blacks, by a white protagonist, as long as they were all clearly depicted as criminals and other lowlife? And there were a few -good blacks- thrown in for good measure who were shown as helping the white guy, to show that not all blacks are evil? Nobody would have any problem with that?

  • Dec. 15, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Hey everyone check it out:

    by UltraTron

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2248211/Django-Unchained-star-Jamie-Foxx-explains-sensitive-African-American.html Ok so this is very interesting. It seems Jamie Fox has just revealed to the world that when black people aren't around white people they forage and rut in the dirt like the animals. They apparently take off all of their clothes and lather themselves in linseed oil and scissor each other while going hoop hoop! Not in a sexual manner but as a means of communication. Then a layer of paprika is sprinkled on them by another 'homey?' and they all begin to make the hoop hoop sound between clicking in their original aboriginal dialects? I mean I dunno. I'm just speculating. Since no black person in media seems to ever bring anything resembling an actual idea or conversation to the table other than some racist bullshit I can only assume that it's not that they aren't smart enough to do so- it's because it's difficult for them to express themselves without the rutting ritual with the scissoring. Oh wait I was giving black people the benefit of the doubt again like I had done with Jamie Fox before he said this.

  • Dec. 15, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Bottom line:

    by UltraTron

    Black folks didn't build 5 to 6 nuclear power plants in every state completely surrounding mankind with death machines that must be meticulously maintained. They are better people pure and simple.

  • Dec. 15, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    ChuckUSA gets it!!

    by ReportAbuse

    QUOTE that (Tarantino) is the true face of a derranged faggot, they are not nice girly men with effeminate charms, they are sadistic freaks when they get the upper hand, they love to torture anyone weaker than them, because they have been butt raped and shamed, so there is a lot of backpay to be redeemed in their psyche. I remember Pulp Fiction was to 'humanize' the ZOG killer goons and mafia hit men. This is mainly to boost the moral of the ZOG armies of psychos who are actually out there. Everyone wants to be a ZOG psycho stupid mercenary, because the jew glamourizes them and glorifies them. I would love to make a list of all the movies that glamourize the livestyles of the zionist thugs, the moron criminals who are the defacto secret police of ZOG. You see movies like Pulp Fiction through the eyes of a semi-normal, reasonable intelligent person. What you need to understand is, how movies like this are viewed, through the eyes of ZOG's criminal scum secret police. To you, it is fairly entertaining, to them it is the ultimate reward, elevation to god-like status, for being a mindless, sadistic murdering thug. These movies are NOT for your entertainment, they are military propoganda. Just like advertising isn't really about selling you products, it is race war propoganda, to seduce white women into helping conquer the whitey. These movies are to create fanatical morale for ZOG's stupid bullies, their real life killers and murderers and rapists, torturers who hold the public in abject terror and submission. UNQUOTE http://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=148995&page=2

  • Dec. 16, 2012, 12:51 a.m. CST

    See? They just mind blasted me.

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 16, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    reportabuse

    by Hipshot

    I swam"Zulu" in the theater--wall to wall killing of blacks. total slaughter, and it was all right. be seen dozens of movies where all or most of the black people were either criminals or died--any Dirty Harry movie, for instance. of someone did a movie where a white hero,slaughtered evil black people, while there were some decent blacks in the film--and simultaneously playing I. The theaters were,another dozen films with heroic and positive black images, I'd have no problem at all.

  • Dec. 16, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    sorry--SAW Zulu. WRAP.

    by Hipshot

  • Dec. 17, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    wasting time with these lemmings ....

    by That Guy

    Sheeple are too brainwashed, won't revolt until their entertainment is taken away.

  • Dec. 25, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Just saw it... OH... MY..................... GOD

    by GravyAkira

    Today, on Christmas, I have without a doubt had one of the greatest theater going experiences in my life. Django Unchained is a masterpeice. Any high expectations I had going into this were blow away within the first 30min. As a huge fan of QT, this may be his best written film, as well as his best directed film. I am seriously giddy right now. Some of the funniest, intense, and shocking scenes in movie history are all contained in one film. Bravo! This is one of the best Christmas presents ever! Thank you to all involved in making this for having the balls to pull something like this off. I just saw the work of a genius. Wow! And to let Terry know how a black guy would react to this movie, I can say with no hesitation did I ever feel that QT has any racial bigotry toward blacks. He used a terrible period in American history, and made one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. The theater I saw this in was surprisingly crowded for a 11:40am Christmas day showing. I would say the crowd was about evenly split between whites and blacks. Everyone in the theater was laughing though. I think I may have been the loudest. Christopher Waltz now has one of the most badass charactors of all-time. "What makes you think you can come in my town...And show your ass!" "Bang!" I still have a smile on my face. Brilliant, exciting, and amazingly entertaining, this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Incredible!