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socialpinko
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12/26/2012 9:50:03 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Just saw it, awesoooome. These are just some fleeting thoughts I had as I walked out of the theatre.

===SPOILERS===

Not too long, I can't imagine cutting out any of the scenes would have worked. Though I think Foxx riding out into the distance after he killed the Aussies would have worked just as well as an ending. All the same either one works. Btw I couldn't figure out if Tarantino was supposed to be Australian, Italian, or Irish at first. He's really not that good of an actor.

Waltz was sincere and basically played his character in Inglorious Basterds if he hadn't been a sociopath. But don't worry Leo picks up that role very well. Foxx was just a little flat but he made up for it with sheer badassery. Jackson was absolutely hysterical in his performance as dat house slave. Tarantino seems to be on a role with making movies that allow the viewer to vicariously kill asssholes.

Bottom line: Jamie Foxx officially surpasses Sam Jackson as the resident Tarantino BAMF.
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12/26/2012 11:25:53 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 12/26/2012 9:50:03 PM, socialpinko wrote:
Just saw it awesoooome. These are just some fleeting thoughts I had as I walked out of the theatre.

===SPOILERS===

Not too long, I can't imagine cutting out any of the scenes would have worked. Though I think Foxx riding out into the distance after he killed the Aussies would have worked just as well as an ending. All the same either one works. Btw I couldn't figure out if Tarantino was supposed to be Australian, Italian, or Irish at first. He's really not that good of an actor.

Waltz was sincere and basically played his character in Inglorious Basterds if he hadn't been a sociopath. But don't worry Leo picks up that role very well. Foxx was just a little flat but he made up for it with sheer badassery. Jackson was absolutely hysterical in his performance as dat house slave. Tarantino seems to be on a role with making movies that allow the viewer to vicariously kill asssholes.

Bottom line: Jamie Foxx officially surpasses Sam Jackson as the resident Tarantino BAMF.

***Spoilers**** in mine as well!!

OMG, I just got home from seeing it. LOVE IT.... It is possibly my new favorite Tarantino movie.... I can't tell if I have post-movie infatuation or if I'm really in love but either way, that movie was super awesome.

Watlz was hands down my favorite. All of his smartasss comments were just great. He was perfect. I hope he does more movies with Tarantino.

I love how Tarantino makes tension with stupid conversations (like the "if you insist" handshake convo between waltz and dicaprio) and hilarity out of morbidity- like the scene with the huge gang of masked horsemen and their crappily made masks. "My wife worked ALL day to make these masks." "Now, I'm not pointing fingers.. I'm just saying... they could have been made a little better." I was rolling.

Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino are the kings of dialogue...
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socialpinko
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12/27/2012 12:18:30 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 12/26/2012 11:25:53 PM, Oryus wrote:

***Spoilers**** in mine as well!!

OMG, I just got home from seeing it. LOVE IT.... It is possibly my new favorite Tarantino movie.... I can't tell if I have post-movie infatuation or if I'm really in love but either way, that movie was super awesome.

Watlz was hands down my favorite. All of his smartasss comments were just great. He was perfect. I hope he does more movies with Tarantino.

I agree he was by far the best character. What did you think of his role in Basterds?

I love how Tarantino makes tension with stupid conversations (like the "if you insist" handshake convo between waltz and dicaprio) and hilarity out of morbidity- like the scene with the huge gang of masked horsemen and their crappily made masks. "My wife worked ALL day to make these masks." "Now, I'm not pointing fingers.. I'm just saying... they could have been made a little better." I was rolling.

Tarantino has come a long way from the McBurgertown conversation from Pulp Fiction. It was tense sure but the handshake conversation had me on the edge to tell the truth. The Klansmen scene was a little much as far as comicality is concerned but he pulled it off for the most part I think. I love how you can have that scene and then a tense-as-shlt conversation at the dinner table on the matters of phrenology and racial brain differences in the same hour.

Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino are the kings of dialogue...
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12/27/2012 1:09:48 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 12/27/2012 12:18:30 AM, socialpinko wrote:
At 12/26/2012 11:25:53 PM, Oryus wrote:

***Spoilers**** in mine as well!!

OMG, I just got home from seeing it. LOVE IT.... It is possibly my new favorite Tarantino movie.... I can't tell if I have post-movie infatuation or if I'm really in love but either way, that movie was super awesome.

Watlz was hands down my favorite. All of his smartasss comments were just great. He was perfect. I hope he does more movies with Tarantino.

I agree he was by far the best character. What did you think of his role in Basterds?

Oh, I absolutely loathed him.. he was evil, sociopathic, sadistic, and charismatic and handsome and charming. The perfect villain. It was great. While I'm not sure that Django is my favorite Tarantino movie (mainly because Pulp fiction is just fantastic and,honestly, kill bill was great too), I definitely liked it more than Inglorious Basterds. But I mean... this is like saying I enjoy eating chocolate cake more than I enjoy eating chocolate ice cream... they're both wonderful. Anyway, I'm really glad to have been able to root for his character because he is a joy to watch.

I love how Tarantino makes tension with stupid conversations (like the "if you insist" handshake convo between waltz and dicaprio) and hilarity out of morbidity- like the scene with the huge gang of masked horsemen and their crappily made masks. "My wife worked ALL day to make these masks." "Now, I'm not pointing fingers.. I'm just saying... they could have been made a little better." I was rolling.

Tarantino has come a long way from the McBurgertown conversation from Pulp Fiction. It was tense sure but the handshake conversation had me on the edge to tell the truth. The Klansmen scene was a little much as far as comicality is concerned but he pulled it off for the most part I think. I love how you can have that scene and then a tense-as-shlt conversation at the dinner table on the matters of phrenology and racial brain differences in the same hour.

Yeah, Tarantino doesn't really have these "I laughed/I cried" kind of movies. He has "I laughed/I burst a blood vessel unconsciously gripping my hand on the armrest" kind of movies. Entire movies of his seem to capture the feeling in that stereotypical movie scene where the villain gets everyone to laugh with him during a tense moment.... right before murdering somebody.

The phrenology thing was, I just read, an idea of Dicaprios and Tarantino thought it was a good idea so they put it in. Also, in that same scene where his hand gets bloody from smashing the glass on accident- he really did cut the crap out of his hand and had to get stitches. He really did wipe his real blood all over that woman's face. Nuts. Apparently he did such a good job not breaking character that Tarantino used that cut in the movie. Pretty interesting.

Also, full frontal male nudity! How about that, eh?

Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino are the kings of dialogue...
: : :Tulle: The fool, I purposely don't engage with you because you don't have proper command of the English language.
: :
: : The Fool: It's my English writing. Either way It's okay have a larger vocabulary then you, and a better grasp of language, and you're a woman.
:
: I'm just going to leave this precious struggle nugget right here.
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12/27/2012 1:46:07 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Can someone post a non-spoiler review lol? I'm somewhat interested and would like to hear some thoughts. How were Fox and Leo in it? I'm not really a fan of either but it still looks interesting.
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socialpinko
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12/27/2012 2:02:53 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 12/27/2012 1:46:07 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Can someone post a non-spoiler review lol? I'm somewhat interested and would like to hear some thoughts. How were Fox and Leo in it? I'm not really a fan of either but it still looks interesting.

It was amazing. Foxx was a stone cold fox throughout. Leo was a stone cold (minus one specific scene lol) sociopath. I'm not really sure how to review it without spoilers since I'd have to take specific scenes/events into account as evidence points for my conclusions. But whatevs. If you really don't want spoilers that's fine. Suffice it to say it was easily Tarantino's best since Kill Bill Vol.I and maybe even better than that. If I'm to be ambiguous, Tarantino brought back all his gimmicks he seemed to leave behind in his past few movies.
Oryus
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12/27/2012 2:32:04 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 12/27/2012 2:02:53 AM, socialpinko wrote:
At 12/27/2012 1:46:07 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Can someone post a non-spoiler review lol? I'm somewhat interested and would like to hear some thoughts. How were Fox and Leo in it? I'm not really a fan of either but it still looks interesting.

It was amazing. Foxx was a stone cold fox throughout. Leo was a stone cold (minus one specific scene lol) sociopath. I'm not really sure how to review it without spoilers since I'd have to take specific scenes/events into account as evidence points for my conclusions. But whatevs. If you really don't want spoilers that's fine. Suffice it to say it was easily Tarantino's best since Kill Bill Vol.I and maybe even better than that. If I'm to be ambiguous, Tarantino brought back all his gimmicks he seemed to leave behind in his past few movies.

I'd agree with this too. The only movie of his which I am really super hesitant to say Django was better than is Pulp Fiction... And Tarantino is probably one of my top three favorite directors.

Foxx was a bamf though slightly overshadowed at times by Waltz's animated and more charismatic character (only at times). Waltz was my favorite. They worked very well together though. Dicaprio was sick, sick, sick. It was cool to see him in an "I drink your milkshake" kind of role. He did a good job and actually helped Tarantino write a lot of it too. So that's pretty awesome.

But anyway, epic movie. Tarantino does a great job creating extremely violent, vengeful characters who are still absurdly easy to root for (comatose rape victim who had her baby stolen from her, jews in the era of Hitler, escaped American slave in the South). There were a lot of great funny moments too, great dialogue, and harsh, epic one-liners "I like the way you die, boy." The movie was also relatively light on the comical, over-the-top violence common to Tarantino movies which also worked in it's favor, I think. I highly recommend it.
: : :Tulle: The fool, I purposely don't engage with you because you don't have proper command of the English language.
: :
: : The Fool: It's my English writing. Either way It's okay have a larger vocabulary then you, and a better grasp of language, and you're a woman.
:
: I'm just going to leave this precious struggle nugget right here.
tvellalott
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1/6/2013 7:04:00 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 12/27/2012 2:02:53 AM, socialpinko wrote:
If I'm to be ambiguous, Tarantino brought back all his gimmicks he seemed to leave behind in his past few movies.

What do you mean by this?
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1/20/2013 6:13:51 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I quite enjoyed reading every post in this thread. The OP was written particularly enjoyably.

I suppose it helps that I agree, though.

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