Saturday, July 24, 2010

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Say Goodbye To Your Nazi Balls!"

One thing I can honestly say about the works of Quentin Tarantino, is that you either love them or you don't. For example, I love "Kill Bill pt. 1" but don't care for "Kill Bill pt. 2. I love "Pulp Fiction" and "Resevoir Dogs" but thought "Death Proof" was too wordy. With this in mind, I hesitated on if I should see "Inglourious Basterds." I have to say, I loved this movie from start to finish. Rarely am I so enthralled that my eyes are glued to the screen and I'm not caught flipping through a magazine or checking my Facebook. The dialog was clever and often hilarious and was delivered expertly by the cast. Speaking on that, I was surprised to see so many character actors that I recognized. And was that Mike "Austin Powers" Myers in a Tarantino movie? Brad Pitt stands out as Lt. Aldo Raine as does German actor Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa, "The Jew Hunter". Everyone in this movie is fantastic. It was violent, but not as over the top and some of Tarantino's other works and only in a couple of scenes. It jumps back and forth a lot, much like his other films but it is much easier to follow this time around. Beware! if you are not a fan of foreign films, nearly half this movie is in German with subtitles. Don't let that turn you away though, because you'd be missing a tense, intelligent thriller and war film. 5/5 -andy.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. Inglourious Basterds was more than I could hope for and more than I expected. Fires on all cylinders. Everyone involved with this was magic. Best Picture of 2009 if you ask me.5/5 -tom


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