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Django Unchained is a bloody thrillride

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With an amazing story, humorous dialogue, and a talented cast, director and writer Quentin Tarantino comes out with a movie even more violent than “Pulp Fiction.” Django Unchained is the movie for fans of action, comedy, and drama.

Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave who, from 1858-1859, is separated from his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) in a slave trade. Django is then rescued by a bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), and asked to help Schultz hunt down Django’s old “owners”. Django agrees to this not only to have revenge and help the person who set him free, but because Dr. Schultz agreed to help him save his wife.

Things get complicated when in order to buy his wife, Django and Schultz have to trick a slave owner named Calvin Candie (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his slave Stephen (Samuel Jackson), who has identified himself more with Candie than his fellow slaves.

I found this movie to be so humorous. Even with all the action, the dialogue was by far the best part of the movie. Tarantino does such a good job of combining many different genres of movies like drama and action, and shifting them into one movie; it’s as if he’s a magician. This movie was a shoo-in for the award season.

“Django Unchained” was nominated for five Golden Globes and won two. Christoph Waltz won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and Quentin Tarantino won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. Along with the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards are taking a shine to Django as well. Django currently has two Oscar nominations, the award for Best Costume Design and for Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor.

Django will make you tear up a bit, laugh out loud, and stare at the screen with awe. I think it is the best movie of 2012, and gets an A+.

“Django Unchained” is Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity.

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Jacob Humphrey, Reporter

He never planned on being in journalism, but Jacob Humphrey, freshman, aspires to be one of the most valuable writers. Always having a passion for writing, he has continually enjoyed his English and Language Arts classes, especially the opinion and narrative aspects.

“I like to write short stories because they are more imaginative, as well as reviews because that lets me experience something and let other people know how I felt about it,” Humphrey said. Often writing on his own, Humphrey has conjured up stories such as one of an octopus ending up lost on a train. He normally spends about half an hour at home out a piece. For as much time as he spends writing fantasy stories, he is equally involved in online video games. “Chilling with friends in his room,” he can spend up to five hours killing the militia in “Call of Duty: Black Operations Modern Warfare 2.” On top of this, when Humphrey isn’t focused on his favorite novel, “Into Thin Air,” or listening to his favorite band, “My Chemical Romance,” he will probably be found deep into his studies. With a goal of earning all As for the year, Humphrey won’t be rock climbing at the Portland Rock Gym as much as in the past, though he still plans on attending when he can. Throughout the year, he will be involved in numerous other co-curricular activities including in the theatre and drama department, acting as a backstage techie for multiple productions. Humphrey, with his love of writing, has found journalism to be a happy accident.
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