Django unchained – movie review

Yesterday we watched the movie DJANGO UNCHAINED in a German cinema (UCI) – listening to the story of Broomhilde (Brunhilde) and her black Siegfried. Much violence, torture, blood. Doesn’t Hollywood risk with such a film some riots and popular uprising? Is the film industry producing an endless support of the opinion, that only weapons could deliver justice? However, at no point of US-history revenge feelings are more plausible than remembering racism. At least the movie should have ensured that racism is very much avoided in dealing with each other.
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photo above by frizztext
one of the movie trailers at youtube:

actors: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson,
P.S.:
Maybe the movie is “disrespectful” (visit links below) or produces some risky actions – blacks twittered about killing whites (some links below)… – I would prefer the Lincoln movie! But on the other hand: Maybe director Quentin Tarantino created a landmark in movie history with his idea of a BLACK SIEGFRIED – not without a certain irony (or sarcasm?) …
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related, frizztext’s comment in the New York Times
http://movies.nytimes.com: quentin-tarantinos-django
above: my comment, still waiting for approval?
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http://peculiarfaith.com/2013/01/31/unleashing-django-unchained-epiphanies-for-white-america/
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German version of the review:
Gestern haben wir uns den Film DJANGO UNCHAINED angesehen. Eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen Brunhild und Siegfried? (Erzählt im Film von Christoph Waltz.) Sehr viel Gewalt, Qual, Blut. Riskiert Hollywood mit solch einem Film keinen Volksaufstand? Unterstützt man gern und endlos die Auffassung, nur Waffen könnten für Gerechtigkeit sorgen? Allerdings an keinem Punkt sind Rache-Gefühle plausibler als beim Rassismus.
Zumindest dürfte der Film erreicht haben, dass Rassismus sehr vermieden wird im Umgang miteinander. Die Behandlung des Problems im aktuellen Film über Abraham Lincoln sagt mir mehr zu.

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11 responses to “Django unchained – movie review

  1. wolfgangfoto

    whatever now come on new rules by obama and al
    the existing guns remains for use

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  2. I watched film last week and i like every movie Tarantino purposely exaggerated the violence, but I loved the movie precisely because all the messages he is so cool and ironic. He is not afraid to bring issues that are still super today: violence, racism, drugs …
    🙂

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  3. laura@eljaygee

    do we read too much into films? Tarrantino relishes violence..spectators do too, that is why they pay to go and see it…end of. We have a quaint way of perceiving ourselves as we look through the wrong end of the binoculars- our history is violent, whatever the colour or creed.

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  4. I don’t know why they haven’t approved your comment… Anyway, I have not seen the movie and so I’m not in a position to critique it. I’m not a big fan of gory violence or deeply depressing story lines… Have a great weekend!
    Eliz

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  5. My sister belongs to an anti-racist organization and this weekend they’re hosting a talk about the film because many of the people in the organization believe that it promotes historical inaccuracies.

    I’m really hesitant to be critical of a movie I haven’t seen, but from the summaries of the story, it sounds like there’s some huge problems with it. I think the biggest problem is the fact that it portrays the slave owners as villains. The the reason racist ideologies are dangerous is because ordinary “good” people participate in them, both directly and by acquiescing to them. It’s not a matter of killing a few bad guys. It’s a matter of changing the beliefs of an entire society.

    It’s important to know that there were, in fact, many slave uprisings, not only in the U.S., but on Caribbean islands as well.

    I’m not a big fan of overly violent movies and the couple of Tarrantino films I saw didn’t impress me the way they did everyone else, so I don’t know if it’s worth seeing just to get my facts about the movie straight.

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  6. It’s because of the violence that I won’t watch this movie.

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  7. vastlycurious.com

    I LOVED this movie- big part comedy too!!! (sometimes with my hand covering my eyes but mostly not) I really liked it when he shot the sister and she flew away backwards!

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