Preview of 2012 - Django Unchained
- Henry Northmore
- 6 January 2012
Quentin Tarantino flexes his Western muscles with Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio
Quentin Tarantino has already given us his heist movie (Reservoir Dogs), his take on blaxploitation (Jackie Brown), his war film (Inglourious Basterds), horror (Death Proof), kung fu (Kill Bill 1 & 2) and of course his crime thriller (Pulp Fiction). What’s is there left? A western, of course!
Django Unchained is an homage to an über-violent 1966 spaghetti western from Sergio Corbucci, a film so gory it was refused a certificate in the UK until 1993. While the plot is different, Tarantino has taken inspiration from the brutality of the gritty, blood splattered series. Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as a former slave turned bounty hunter who sets out to free his wife (Kerry Washington) from a ruthless plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). And while you could accuse Tarantino of being tactless when dealing with serious topics (slavery in this case) he never offers anything less than full throttle entertainment.
General release from 26 Dec.