Let’s just start off with saying Quentin Tarantino is a ‘special’ guy. He used to be a video clerk and he’s probably seen all the various ways to make a movie work and spent 100’s of hours watching movies that suck and what he would do to make them better.
That’s actually a skill that’s absent in Hollywood. His views on movie are quite different than most, and the remake of Inglorious Bastards is not a disappointment.
I went to go see the R rated movie over the weekend and I found the movie to be pleasantly surprising. It had a story [which seems to be missing from Hollywood nowadays], the actors were good, there was comedy and it had suspense all the way through it. It’s was refreshing to see something NEW.
Now the IMDB says this about the movie summary:
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
The movie runs 2 hrs and 33 minutes; so bring a lunch. It has a few slow spots and the movie is also mostly subtitled. So your going to be reading a lot.
Brad Pitt, as with the other actors, kinda share the role of main character; it’s like everyone gets a fair amount of screen time. Again, another nice change from Hollywood. This is nothing like the no-story bomb of GIJOE.
There’s language, violence, true wicked violence and some scenes that are like damn that’s hard. There’s comedy, where your asking your self ‘oh my God he’s crazy’ and the other points where your asking your self how’s that going to play out, and wow, I can’t believe that happened!
It’s different, but ‘different’ doesn’t mean bad.
Hollywood has lost the ability/skill to come up with a GOOD story and this is a nice exception.
Most of the time you watch a movie and you really don’t care about the characters, you’re just watching the flicker show. But when a movie is really good, the story is gripping and the characters have a presence and the audience cares for them; cares what happens to them. If they’re happy, sad, alive or dead the audience cares and reacts to it. And for a story to be gripping doesn’t mean it has to be a drama; it just has to be written right.
It’s truly worth the extra money for popcorn and a drink while watching this one.
I was impressed and so I recommend it to you [but don’t take the kids].
Thanks for reading!
Review: Inglorious Bastards – It’s really good.
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