Film Review: Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino

I went to the cinema last night with high expectations and excitement after hearing a lot of good things about this film. Usually with such expectations I’m sometimes left disappointed, but with this film they were duly met and more. Quentin Tarantino manages to adapt his style to the 21st century big screen whilst keeping to his well known blood thirsty and special effects techniques. The film tells the story of two bounty hunters, Django (Jamie Foxx) a freed slave, and Dr. Schultz (Christoph Waltz), who plans to train up Django to make him his deputy. Instead, they are led on a pursuit to free Django’s wife from a slavery plantation from ruthless owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio.) The film is extremely humerus at times and in a juxtaposition also very violent with some shocking scenes. All of the main actors are on top form playing there roles exquisitely and the cinematography is quite breathtaking, which all-in-all makes this film a modern day epic.


First published: February 12, 2013