Originally Posted by bcruiser
This movie delivers.
It sure does bc and how. I wasn't really excited for this as Inglorious B for some reason I don't know exactly why maybe from the trailers it seemed kinda "spoofy". But QT's gone and done it again big time. From the 1st frame I was enthralled, engaged, and mesmerized by this man's genius in movie making. QT is born to do this, just amazing craftsmanship in direction, mesmerizing cinematography and the vintage QT script.
In the 1st hour or so I just kept thinking this is just so good, my god he's going it again and I like this even more so than Inglorious B and prob equal to KB vol 2 and Pulp. And so many cool has been actors from the past he's able to bring back to life on the the big screen and make them useful again. Nobody can do that like QT. This movie is just gorgeous to look at, the amazing awesome production of set design and pieces, the costumes, the land...just "head shaking" good. Waltz is so good in this, he's really coming into his own and rival the best of em up there in the company of the Daniel Day Lewis. Foxx did a good job I guess but Waltz is in another planet.
And like IB, the last half seems to be Quentin's down turn. It's like he spends so much energy and perfection in 1st and 2nd gear that he either ran out of energy or ideas and just whips it together like a fragmented broken piece of art. Up to that part where Waltz is closing the sale with DiCaprio "shaking hands" you know.., after that it's like a total different movie made by another director and writer. It's still entertaining, sure but it doesn't have that pure brilliance genius amazing craftsmanship movie making you see in the 1st half. Man, in the 1st hour there was so much little itty bitty things that was said, done, and transpired that you just say Oh my god that's just so good.
And westerns have not always been my cup of tea, well at least not the modern ones but somehow QT manages to make you like it beyond words. In lament's terms this is flipping awesome in so many dept. Where does he gets the ideas and history from a time long ago? how does he do it so well, it's like he has a secret time machine and able to go back to the slave era and see everything like the way it was back then. Despite the strange ending after the "hand shake"... Django to me, IMO is neck in neck with Pulp Fiction in terms of pure enjoyment and bewilderment. Wish he could make a movie every year.