Redbox Review: "Django Unchained"

I remember seeing tweets upon tweets about "Django Unchained" and how awesome it was, so when my friend asked to go see it, I said why not, even though I had no idea what I was going into.

Had I known it was a Quentin Tarantino filled with violence and gore and blood, I probably would have said no. That being said… I’m glad I didn’t know because I ended up loving this movie despite it being filled with things that usually turn me away.

"Django Unchained" is the story of a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx), ‘the D is silent,’ who teams up with a bounty hunter from Germany (Christoph Waltz). In their journey capturing people wanted by the government, dead or alive, they end up at ‘Candyland,’ an infamous plantation owned by Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Calvin Candie happens to own Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), and they have to devise a plan to rescue her from Candyland and make it out alive.

This movie evoked almost every emotion on the human spectrum. I laughed, cried, cringed, got angry, gasped and questioned my faith in humanity just to have it restored again. The movie even has a hilarious cameo by Jonah Hill.

As with any Quentin Tarantino film, some gore and violence is to be expected (I may have viewed most of the movie through the cracks between my fingers covering my face). Even if you're like myself and usually shy away from these kinds of movies, I strongly urge you to give Django a chance. Every performance given in this movie was flawless in my opinion. Maybe Leo will finally get that Oscar we all know he deserves. Honestly, how that man has never gotten an Oscar is a mystery I cannot solve, but that’s another story.

Prepare yourself for a roller coaster of emotions and take the spare time to sit down and watch this movie. The movie is pretty long, but the length is worth it for a film that will have you talking about it and quoting your favorite lines for weeks afterward.

This article is part of Samantha Latting's weekly entertainment column, "Redbox Review," which provides reviews about movies available at Redbox.

By: Samantha Latting | Image: Source


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