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Old 18-01-2013, 21:48
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It has got mostly positive reviews(I am planning on seeing it next week). Mark Kermode gave it a sort of mixed review, he said it was too long and QT's cameo went down like a lead balloon.

Of QT's past output I liked : Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown(okay, but perhaps a change of pace for QT) and Inglorious B@stards(a bit overlong and why do you need Samuel L. Jackson doing a voiceover in a WW2 movie).

I didn't like both Kill Bills. I haven't seen Deathproof.
I loved this film and I would NEVER take a professional reviewers word as gospel regarding films. If a film is brilliant to "you" then its a brilliant film to "you". Who cares what a media guy says.

He is right about one thing though...............QT's cameo is bloody awful and it reeks of deluded self importance which realy disappointed me because I love Tarantino. At least Hitchcock only made cryptic cameo appearences in all his films - Tarantino should watch and take note.
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Old 18-01-2013, 22:15
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Tarantino has done one excellent film - and you all know what that was. Reservoir Dogs was ok, but it has dated.

He has written a few good scripts - but only True Romance was well directed (by the late Tony scott, I believe?) Natural Born Killers was a mess and Dusk to Dawn is enjoyable (mostly for Salma Hayek's snake dance - I like snakes) but it's hardly a classic. And QT didn't direct it.

Jackie Brown is the most "overrated-underrated" dog-turd of a movie I ever did see. I can't help but think people who say they like it are trying too hard to be cool. Much like the man himself.

The Kill Bill's were colorful, but slow and indulgent. The cartoon sequences added nothing, I felt no empathy with the lead despite heavy-handed attempts at emotional blackmail of the audience and let's admit, it the soundtracks are better than the films.

Haven't seen Deathproof and I read the first thirty pages of the script for Inglorious and decided against seeing the film.

Will go to see Django and will try to keep an open mind. Am expecting it to be along the lines of "The Good, The Bad and the Gratuitously Bloody" though.

BTW QT's cameo's are always terrible - in every film. No-one, Jonathon Ross included, seems to have the balls to tell him to his face that he just cannot act in the same way that no-one tells Cheryl Cole directly that she cannot sing. This was his only passable attempt at acting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYxxgvA8rlM

and it's obvious where his motivation came from
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Old 18-01-2013, 22:30
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Yes I have to agree, I enjoyed the film but I thought it was a cross between a spaghetti western and blazing saddles and given the bloody violence of a qt film...
That was the point...

Come on. How seriously can you take a western slavery movie which also includes Rick Ross in the soundtrack? It's supposed to be out there but have an underlying message, which it does.
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Old 19-01-2013, 01:24
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I loved it. One of my favourite Tarantino films.

As much as I like Pulp Fiction, I feel that it *really* drags in places. Didn't feel that with Django Unchained.

[Although at least Pulp Fiction doesn't drag for the whole film, like Kill Bill Part 2...]
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Old 19-01-2013, 23:35
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I watched it this evening and really enjoyed it. Though I did feel the plot feel apart a bit towards the end. I found it hard to believe that the Waltz character would do what he did.
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:00
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I think the reason I never watched either of the Kill Bills is basically down to the titles. The gratuitous violence in Tarantino movies is actually the thing that puts me off his films, so when it's all like right there in the title, it makes me want to steer clear.

I've never heard anything about either film to tell me that they are not just complete gore-fests, but I might give them a go one day.
Thank god Im not alone!

I HAVE seen both Kill Bill films & I dont like them. They are the most bloody Tarantino films, the blood & gore is so ridiculous and over the top it becomes cartoonish & even funny. I dont like the idea that Im supposed to find people being ripped apart amusing...

Also the story lacks much oomph. Its pretty obvious that shes going to kill a lot of people, and finally Kill Bill. THis removes dramatic tension.

Its actually quite a silly film, I dont recommend it.
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:57
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Was a great film! Should have ended when it should have ended not dragged out for loads of pointless, predictable stuff!
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Old 20-01-2013, 04:47
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This film seems to have been selling out everywhere! I was at Cineworld Haymarket today to see The Sessions and things were a bit chaotic thanks to the sold out screening of Django (440 seats). It's rarely a busy cinema and when it does get busy the staff (and management) just seem out of their depth - queues merging into one another and nobody bothering to tell the huge queue for the concessions kiosk that the upstairs kiosk was open too. A surprise hit, or to be expected?
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Old 20-01-2013, 04:53
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Was a great film! Should have ended when it should have ended not dragged out for loads of pointless, predictable stuff!
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Old 20-01-2013, 09:32
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Saw this last night and thought it was awesome!! QT's cameo was a bit cringe but all in all loved it!
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Old 20-01-2013, 10:51
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Tarantino has done one excellent film - and you all know what that was. Reservoir Dogs was ok, but it has dated.

He has written a few good scripts - but only True Romance was well directed (by the late Tony scott, I believe?) Natural Born Killers was a mess and Dusk to Dawn is enjoyable (mostly for Salma Hayek's snake dance - I like snakes) but it's hardly a classic. And QT didn't direct it.

Jackie Brown is the most "overrated-underrated" dog-turd of a movie I ever did see. I can't help but think people who say they like it are trying too hard to be cool. Much like the man himself.

The Kill Bill's were colorful, but slow and indulgent. The cartoon sequences added nothing, I felt no empathy with the lead despite heavy-handed attempts at emotional blackmail of the audience and let's admit, it the soundtracks are better than the films.

Haven't seen Deathproof and I read the first thirty pages of the script for Inglorious and decided against seeing the film.

Will go to see Django and will try to keep an open mind. Am expecting it to be along the lines of "The Good, The Bad and the Gratuitously Bloody" though.

BTW QT's cameo's are always terrible - in every film. No-one, Jonathon Ross included, seems to have the balls to tell him to his face that he just cannot act in the same way that no-one tells Cheryl Cole directly that she cannot sing. This was his only passable attempt at acting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYxxgvA8rlM

and it's obvious where his motivation came from
No, they just like it. Get over it.
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Old 20-01-2013, 12:38
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No, they just like it. Get over it.
What happened to you? Your ass used to be beautiful....
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Old 20-01-2013, 13:48
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Saw this last night and thought it was awesome!! QT's cameo was a bit cringe but all in all loved it!
Up to now, Jackie Brown was QT's worst film I had seen, this one tops it...awful, and his cameo with the Aussie Accent, it was an Aussie accent, close to the dumbest thing I have ever seen on film.
3/10

One thing....who was the Women who had her face covered, think it was the Gang who had the Fighters....never saw her Face.
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Old 20-01-2013, 14:27
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Up to now, Jackie Brown was QT's worst film I had seen, this one tops it...awful, and his cameo with the Aussie Accent, it was an Aussie accent, close to the dumbest thing I have ever seen on film.
3/10

One thing....who was the Women who had her face covered, think it was the Gang who had the Fighters....never saw her Face.
i think that was zoe bell..the girl from death proof
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Old 20-01-2013, 16:05
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Just seen it and absolutely loved it! It seemed to lose a little bit of the momentum in the last 15 minutes or so, but it ended fantastically. Christoph Waltz, Leo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson were all superb (Jackson was hilarious, his best role in years).

And for a 12:10pm screening it was packed too, didn't think it would be that busy at that time.
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:31
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was quite disappointed in this. his films are getting more and more self indulgent. this could have lost a good 45 mins and been superb. ideally 15 mins near the start and the last half hour.

leo and christoph waltz were both great - jamie foxx let it down badly though. he was just dull and the big romance between him and kerry washington was a damp squib. she was bad too i thought.

this probably sounds a bit odd as im white but i had a bit of a problem with the constant use of the n word (i feel bad even writing the word down). i dont know why it troubled me so much as it was a film about slavery... i think it was overused and they ended up using it for laughs. i know we were supposed to be laughing AT leo and SLJ but it made me feel uncomfortable and not it the way i assume QT wanted us to feel.
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:34
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his films are very cartoonish though ("with the friendly participation of franco nero" immediately wound me up) and you almost get the feeling he's not making the masterpiece he probably could as he's too busy geeking out.

i thought inglourious basterds had the same problems - too long, self indulgent dialogue (his dialogue IS great but sometimes you feel like saying 'give it a rest', not everyone on the planet is so eloquent).
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Old 20-01-2013, 19:24
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"with the friendly participation of franco nero" immediately wound me up.
Out of interest, why? Nero's defining role in cinema is as Django, it's not really surprising or daft that QT would thank him
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Old 20-01-2013, 19:52
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Just seen it and absolutely loved it! It seemed to lose a little bit of the momentum in the last 15 minutes or so, but it ended fantastically. Christoph Waltz, Leo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson were all superb (Jackson was hilarious, his best role in years).

And for a 12:10pm screening it was packed too, didn't think it would be that busy at that time.
I saw it at 12:10 on Saturday at my local cinema too, it too was packed.
was quite disappointed in this. his films are getting more and more self indulgent. this could have lost a good 45 mins and been superb. ideally 15 mins near the start and the last half hour.

leo and christoph waltz were both great - jamie foxx let it down badly though. he was just dull and the big romance between him and kerry washington was a damp squib. she was bad too i thought.

this probably sounds a bit odd as im white but i had a bit of a problem with the constant use of the n word (i feel bad even writing the word down). i dont know why it troubled me so much as it was a film about slavery... i think it was overused and they ended up using it for laughs. i know we were supposed to be laughing AT leo and SLJ but it made me feel uncomfortable and not it the way i assume QT wanted us to feel.
No chemistry what so ever; I was expecting to get 'emotional' when they met, I didn't.
i think that was zoe bell..the girl from death proof
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:23
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After the endurance ordeal that was "Les MisÚrables" last week, 'Django Unchained' was a breath of fresh air! Absolutely loved it, especially Christoph Waltz' character.

I thought Tarantino was really on form and as well as the usual violence and homage to spaghetti westerns, it showed exactly how brutal and horrific the whole slave business was and how a lot of the thinking back then still persists today.

Even at 2hrs 45 (which flew by) I'd love to watch it again.

9/10
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Old 20-01-2013, 22:48
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I really enjoyed the movie. some great humour in it and Christopher Waltz completely steals the show.

But I do agree it was about 30 minutes too long and Tarantino's cameo is awful! If they cut the movie before Tarantinos cameo it would be perfect!

7.5/10
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:05
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oh forgot to mention this must be one of the first tarantino movies where one of the characters actually finds some of the violence as difficult to watch as the viewer. Usually people are blooded and gutted without so much as a blink from any of the other characters, but it was good to see Christopher Waltz's character even wincing on some of the occasions with the audience
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:50
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You know when rappers become popular and their albums become longer and longer as they are now convinced that everything they produce is genius? The same thing happened to Quentin Tarantino.
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Old 21-01-2013, 10:35
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You know when rappers become popular and their albums become longer and longer as they are now convinced that everything they produce is genius? The same thing happened to Quentin Tarantino.
totally agree with this
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Old 21-01-2013, 10:50
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I think you'll find what happened is his popularity exploded, favourable reviews flooded in and as a result he got far more creative control. I'm sure he's always thought highly of his work.
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