Friday, May 31, 2013

Two hours, 45 minutes LOST

Having just finished watching Django Unchained, I want my time back. I'd say I want the dollar twenty seven I spent at Redbox back too, but in all honesty, I guess you get what you pay for. What I want to know is, how in the hell did it win Best Original Screenplay? WHY was it up for numerous awards (and won several)? All because it's a Tarantino film???

And if you want to pay for it, for the sake of being able to watch it on your computer, spend the $4.99 Amazon has it as, for an instant watch. If you're a Tarantino buff and need your multiple hard copies, sure, spend the $22.27 for the Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet version. But I do have to say, I wouldn't go further (like the $40.59 Three-Disc Steelbook Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy + UltraViolet edition).. unless you like that.

As best as I can summarize it (it's a B comedy, right?), it's Blazing Saddles meets Big Money Rustlas meets "I haven't heard the 'n' word used so much, since I stopped listening to Rap & Hip-Hop.

Set in 1858, "Somewhere in Texas", we see a group of slaves chained together, walking in the dark. They are blanketed. They look like they're freezing. The (white) men making them travel look like they don't give a  squirrel's nest. The troupe gets stopped by a dentist (Christoph Waltz)  because he's looking for a certain slave (Jamie Foxx). Gun slinging, name calling, and 10 minutes later, pals happen. Two and a half comedically violent minutes later, this "wow, look at the awesome cast!" movie made me wonder where the time went.

I somewhat expect it to be on Film Adaption syllabi too, for one reason or another....