Raffin Chowdhury 2/2/13
Django Review The Crusader
Tarantino does it again!
Django Unchained clearly represents the brilliance and creativity of Academy Award winning director Quentin Tarantino. The film is conspicuously gruesome with an abundance of bloody scenes and even includes a scene in which a man gets ripped apart by dogs. Django Unchained takes place during the pre-civil war era Mississippi in a western style production. The protagonist is a relentless and brave slave named Django (Academy Award-winner and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx) who is freed by German bounty hunter named Dr. Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz). Dr. Schultz welcomes Django to the perilous bounty hunting business which Django immediately adores since he sees it as a way of “killing white folks and getting paid.” The film is very intricate and interesting because it cannot be classified under a single genre. The film varies from being very emotional and lighthearted to very humorous or extremely bloody.
The western style film escalates in plot when Django reveals to Dr. Schultz that he wants to retrieve his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). This becomes a difficult task for the two successful bounty hunters since she is located in the formidable southern plantation named Candyland which is owned by infamous and sadistic Calvin Candie (Academny Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Django and Dr. Schultz devise a plan to acquire Broomhilda by deceiving Candie by acting as potential purchasers of mandingo fighter (slaves who fight to the death as a source of entertainment) but really intend to escape with her. Their plan was unraveled by Candie’s house slave Stephen (Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson) who then tells Candie about their betrayal. Django and Dr. Schultz are held hostage in the plantation until they officially pay for the fighters but they end up fighting to the death to escape and end up killing Candie, but Dr. Schultz dies in the...