Friday, 25 January 2013
Film Friday: Django Unchained
This week I went to see the new Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained. Although I normally try and avoid any film that strays past the two hour mark, this film kept me entertained throughout.
A German bounty hunter helps free Django from slavery, and the two pair up on a mission to find Django's wife who has been taken to work on a Mississippi plantation.
Although some scenes were brutal (I had to close my eyes during several) it's what you expect from a Tarantino film, and as well as upsetting scenes there were a surprising number of funny moments as well. Leonardo DiCaprio played Calvin Candie, the owner of the slave plantation and he did a brilliant job of capturing the greed and cruelty of his character. I'd really recommend this film.. although there was a certain scene which I felt weakened it, which I don't want to give away - Australian accents were involved, but I'll say no more..