Friday, August 21, 2009

Inglorious Bastards



Had a good dinner, drank some beers, and it was off to the theatre for another premier...

Quentin Tarantino is back with his latest movie Inglorious Basterds. The hype for the new flick is pretty high, "most entertaining Tarantino yet..." That's a big statement with some very big shoes to fill; Kill Bill 1 & 2, Pulp Fiction, Dusk 'Til Dawn, Reservoir Dogs, but it's QT, he's ALWAYS cutting edge, avant-garde, fresh, top notch, unusual and above all entertaining.

After watching Inglorious Basterds I strongly reaffirm a few thoughts... Tarantino is the baddest mother f*cker on earth! He is a master. He is the master story teller. And with Inglorious Basterds he DOES NOT disappoint. The textures, the grit, the blood, the tears, the settings, the story, the way he develops characters, the quirky and random special extra treats he gives. So rich, so many layers, so much depth... and yet not overkill, not dragging. Perfectly balanced. Ahh... prrrrrrrfect.

Tarantino The Historian relives WWII in Nazi occupied France. The Iglorious Basterds are a group (of mostly jews) who kill Nazi and scalp them. Lot's of graphic beatings and death that you will find yourself cheering and laughing about, lot's of humor, lot's of Hitler. A true masterpiece that flows from serious to sad to comical, steadily building towards an onslaught ending. Mike Myers makes a cameo. Brad Pitt leads the basterds... You will leave the theatre smiling. The entire theatre applauded tonight at the end of the movie.

Thank you Quentin for making movies. Thank you for developing plots, stories, characters. Thank you for going so much further thank you have to. Thank you for being ridiculous, quirky, intelligent, profound.

Simeon gives it two thumbs up.
Hayley gives it 5 out of 5.

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