(Movie review) Django Unchained

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Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx (as Django), Christoph Waltz (as Dr. King Schultz), Leonardo DiCaprio (as Calvin Candie), Kerry Washington (as Broomhilda), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Stephen).

Unsullied petals of delicate floral, stained with splatters of venous red. That is one of the numerous scenes where Django hits the bull’s-eye, putting an end to the lives of wanted men in exchange for bounties.

Django was once a slave like his fellow black men, who dragged their chained feet in the frigid cold, tortured by whites whom once dominated, with scars on their backs as evidence. They thirst not only for water and sustenance; their innate desire for freedom is blatant in their eyes. Opportunity for freedom arises when Dr. King Schultz – a German dentist in appellation, and bounty hunter behind closed doors – found out that Django could assist in identifying three wanted brothers. Schultz swiftly points his gun at one of the men who held Django in captive, and the scene follows with bloodshed. His offer of freedom is hard to resist. Finally breaking free from the chains, Django strips the dead man off his coat as instructed by Schultz, puts it on with suavity, hops on a stallion and journeys on with Schultz in search of the wanted men.

Django was a fast learner. He soon attained a great level of accuracy and skill with guns and explosives under Schultz’s guidance, earning him recognition and trust, which lead to an eventual partnership in bounty hunting.

The compelling story also showed a soft side of humanity. For instance, the once thought to be cold-blooded Schultz, who didn’t bat an eyelid towards the killing of a young boy’s father for bounty, shows compassion towards slaves who were tortured under Calvin Candie’s brutal authority. He promises to help set Django’s wife Broomhilda free from the clutches of Calvin at Candyland.

A cold-blooded massacre takes place at Calvin’s residence after a dispute. The walls were blood soaked, with swashes of blood strewn about, and bloodcurdling cries of agony filling the air. Scenes that made my guts churn with revulsion as I watched. Film director Quentin Tarantino never fails to make the audience gasp and squirm.

The plot is eventful with lots of suspense, and I couldn’t ask for a wittier ending. Watch the movie to find out what happens.

Watch the trailer here:

Official website: http://unchainedmovie.com
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