Aug 24 2009

Review: Inglorious Bastards – It’s really good.

image_thumb34 Review: Inglorious Bastards – It’s really good. 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].


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    I’ve seen Inglorious Basterds on the second day when it open in bay area and the movie house was filled. A very interesting character Brad Pitt portrayed and he gave justice to the role. He was hilarious. Col. Landa’s acting deserve a nomination as supporting actor he’ is good. Almost all the characters in that movie were doing great. very entertaining and highly recommend this Quentin Tarantino’s best.

  • IB was a very different movie and while I don't like subtitled movies, this one was different and different is good.

    Thanks for your comments.

  • James Redean

    This movie was good, but I am seeing that it has now raked in $300 million worldwide, thats a great feat. I will be buying this on blueray when it comes out, there are some things that I missed out on.

    • My wife hates subtitled movies and this was an exception for her. I've to tell ya, that's a feat in itself.

      Thanks James!

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  • introspective

    This is the great movie. Tarantino always makes a different movies. This movie is is special too.