Django Unchained is a bloody thrillride


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.