Quentin Tarantino has hit another one out of the park in his most recent film, "Django Unchained". There is a lot of speculation and negative talk around this title, but let me assure you that it is well worth the watch. Django tells the story of a slave that was recruited by a unique brand of bounty hunter who calls himself, Dr. King Schultz. Together Django and Schultz must travel through the south to bring justice to fugitives on the run. The only thing is, the only brand of justice these two bring to the low life vermin is death.
Jaime Foxx stars as Django, in the this witty and comical at times tour of the south during 1858. Jaime Foxx fully embraces his role as Django and many would say that he takes his character to Superhero status. Django is more than a film about slavery and retaliation, it 's a film about a
man digging deep to fight for his beliefs. Guns, blood baths and matters of the heart are what fuel this train as it chugs through the south to find a clear piece of mind.
From the first few moments of the movie, the stage is set as Scultz(Waltz) frees Django from his captors in no nonsense dispute with a slave driver. It's at this point any idea of "This is going to be another Roots" is blown out of the window. All you know is that you're in for one helluva ride and you can't wait to see what's next. Schultz recruits Django to help him find a band of misfits called "The Brittle Brothers", as they are wanted for several crimes and have high dollar bounties on their heads. Django agrees to help Schultz find these men and is offered a position as an apprentice for doing such a fine job.
Django decides to take on the apprenticeship and becomes skilled in the way of the Bounty Hunter and from Schultz's report is a born natural. Django and Schultz develop an interesting relationship throughout their travels together and it is then that Django learns that he may have a chance at finding his wife, Broomhilda(Washington). Schultz makes an agreement with Django that he will help him find his wife if he assists him in completing a few more bounties during the winter months. Django agrees and the two bounty hunters rake in the earnings, as they approach each fugitive with undeniable offers. The banter the two share throughout the film is comical and makes for an entertaining film.
Once the winter months are over and the two begin to head deeper in the south to find Django's wife, the movie takes a more graphic and sinister turn. This change in flow occurs approximately half way into the film, as the 1hr build up was necessary to fully understand the core beliefs of Schulz and Django. This is where the movie begins and you get to see Leonardo DiCaprio play the character of Calvin Candie, one of the wealthiest, crudest and charismatic plantation owners in the south. I know you would love for me to tell you what happens next, but I think I will let you view that on your own. So go now and watch the movie and come back so we can talk about it in the comments below.
Before watching this movie, don't look at it as a documentary or a taboo film. Go into the movie with a knowledge of America's history and an understanding that things have come a long way from it's unsavory origins. It is true that some people may be offended with some of the imagery and content witnessed in the film, but this is classic of Tarantino, he is known to push the edge. Unhinged Reviews recommends this film for mature viewers that have an open mind and for those that want to see a man go to the ends of the earth to save the woman he loves.