Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inglourious Basterds

I've been a little iffy when it came to Quentin Tarantino. Blood-soaked scripts and foot fetishes aside, I think he's a good director. It's just I need to watch his movies in moderation.

I love how the trailers showed that Inglourious Basterds was going to be all about Brad Pitt. In reality, however, it's an ensemble piece. Each actor plays their role excellently. I personally like Christoph Waltz's work, where one review said this: "As Colonel Hans Landa, he runs the gamut of cinematic Nazi-ness, from the cold menace of Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List to the high camp of Dick Shawn in The Producers."

Back to Tarantino for a moment. Again, I think he's a good director. However, I'm not entirely won over by him. Then again, I've only seen two of his movies. Maybe once I see a few more of his movies my opinion will change.

Man, Inglourious Basterds is one crazy movie. I mean, what do you expect if the title is purposely misspelled? It's a well-acted action movie, which, let's face it, is a rarity by today's standards.

My Rating: *****


  1. Waltz and Fassy *LOVE*
    And QT ofcourse. I don't care how bloody or foot-fetished it is, I will let him direct my life any damn day.

  2. I think it's probably best to see his earlier stuff to get the true Tarantino.

    I love Inglorious Basterds, but I always think that his three 90s films (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown) are his best works.

    And I sit alone probably in thinking that Jackie Brown is his best film, but in my eyes, it is dammit!

    Glad to hear you liked Basterds, anyway!

  3. I love Inglourious Basterds. It's in my top ten favourite movies.

    Christoph Waltz and Diane Kruger are perfect in this movie. And Fassy speaking in German *love*

  4. I'm on the fence about Tarantino. Derivative, narcissistic, self-serving and has little to say (except about comic books). And that's the stuff that people seem to love.

    HOWEVER, he IS a real talent when he's clicking on all cylinders. The aforementioned Jackie Brown, parts of Pulp Fiction, God help me, I was impressed with Death Proof.

    And Inglourious Basterds—misspelled so as not to compete with another film with that name—yeah, it's a movie about movies but I think it's the best thing he's ever done. When Pitt said the last line, I thought, "Yeah, buddy..."
    This Tarantino kid may go far...

  5. Quentin is a rare talent i think coz he never shy's away from making blood soaked movies and even when he creates characters I think he just lets the characters create their part. I mean he lets the characters take over the story and guide it to its end,which may sometimes be not the most expected ones.

    IB is fascinating and Chris Waltz is simply breath taking. Probably one of the best portrayal.

  6. I really like Tarantino's films, but ultimately it's a matter of personal taste, so you should definitely see more from him, and since he hasn't done that many films, it should be easy to do so!

  7. it really is more of an ensemble piece, a GREAT ensemble piece at that. it took me a while to like this movie because it wasn't what i was expecting from tarantino but it really is very good. melanie laurent and diane kruger were the best.

  8. This was easily my favorite movie of that year. I love the conceit of seeing a "realistic" WWII movie collide with a John Wayne-type American one. And that opening sequence is one of the best things I have ever seen in a movie.

  9. It may sound weird but it's a feel-good movie for me. It always raises my spirits.

    LOL, I shouldn't have written that.


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