'Django Unchained' Review

'Django Unchained' Review
A Western Masterpiece

Rating: ★★★★½

Two words to describe this film: F*cking awesome!
Quentin Tarantino's Western in the South is close to perfection.
Being split into three distinct acts, this story of revenge and love boasts great performances from Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington.
The only problem with the film is that it slows down quite a bit in the second act, but it makes up for it in over-the-top bloody violence in the third act and an excellent ending.
The music chosen for the film worked so well. If the song was old or modern, it still fits the tone of the scene it was backing.
The two awards, Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz, this film picked up at the 2013 Academy Awards were well deserved. I was amazed that the film didn't win Best Picture or that Jamie Foxx wasn't nominated for Best Actor and Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't nominated for Best Supporting Actor. There are so many awards that this film wasn't nominated for that it should have been.
The film is also hilarious too. Its wicked sense of dark humour is so evident in the first and third acts.
The cinematography is beautiful. Certain shots and zooms gave off vibes of old movies and Westerns from the '60s.
The movie's screenplay was fantastic. Not at all did a character feel fake or unbelievable. I've never seen a film use language in such an effective way.
From the moment Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) insists Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) shakes his hand, one of the most entertaining, violent, gory and best action scenes begins. Django (Jaime Foxx) having a shootout with racist white folks at Candieland with the song 'Unchained' by James Brown and 2Pac playing will go down in history as one of the coolest, most awesome sequences put to film.
'Django Unchained' is truly a masterpiece!

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