The following article was run in the Jan. 31, 2013 issue of The Whitetopper, written by staff writer Joanna Golde.
Hello, and welcome back to another Whitetopper movie review! This week’s review is very special. Not only does this film have an Oscar nomination, but it is directed by Quentin Tarantino and he is my favorite director of all time. This highly talked about film, “Django Unchained,” consists of a cast of A-list actors inlcluding Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and Kerry Washington, as well as a unique story, and a world- renowned director.
Here is a brief summary of the film’s plot: Jamie Foxx plays a slave by the name of Django. He is soon enlisted by a bounty hunter to help him hunt down three men, and eventually takes part in a journey to save his wife from whom he has become separated. The simplicity with which I just described this movie does not do the film justice. The complexities of the plot stem mostly from the beautiful directing of Tarantino himself along with the incredible performances of the actors. Like all Tarantino films, this one does not skimp out on the blood and guts and is true to the nature of its director by being just as bloody and violent as the rest of his masterpieces. However, if you are not a fan of gore, please do not let this element deter you from the film because gore is not all this film has to offer. This movie has true heart, a fantastic soundtrack, and also wonderful elements of humor mixed alongside the plot. Many scenes in this film are truly laugh-out-loud funny, but one scene in particular is what Tarantino describes as the funniest scene that he has ever directed. If you are not too familiar with his work, trust me: Tarantino is a genius and is an expert at adding bits of truly funny humor into his films.
Of course, as one of my favorite films of the year, I hope that all of you will go out to see “Django Unchained,” but I will warn those of you with a queasy stomach that if you do not like a boatload of stylized violence and blood, then you might not want to see this film. However, for those of you who do heed my advice and venture to see this film, you’re welcome!