Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Inglorious Basterds

PHENOMENAL: (Quentin Tarantino) Absolutely fabulous! Inglorious Basterds is the biggest pleasant surprise of the year, in film. It's the story of a macho men group from America and Europe wrecking havoc on members of The Third Reich throughout Germany. Led by Lt. Aldo Raine, a unique performance from Brad Pitt, they scalp heads troop by troop, earning a most wanted reputation throughout the Nazi nation. But, its also the story of Shosanna Dreyfus, a young Jew who narrowly escaped a massacre and is now secretly living in Paris and plotting revenge against the powers that killed her family. The film is as close to perfect entertainment as it comes. Humor delights almost every line, leaving a permanent smirk on your face, whether audible laughter accompanies not, which is often does. An emotional storyline surfaces amidst the silliness and action, the dramatic plot and the suspense keep you glued to your seat and dying for continuance. The movie is long, but long due to an intricate and fascinating web of stories, climaxing at once for one literal and figurative boom. Pitt plays counter to Diane Kruger and Christoph Waltz, two brilliant minds playing incredible characters--neither of whose absence would allow this film its splendor--plus, a short scene from Mike Myers for one unforgettable ride on the Tarantino movie train. For the faint-hearted, know that this is a Tarantino flick. There is blood and gore, galore. It spares no element of a true Tarantino-style entertainment, so expect that going in. If you can climb that personal mountain, you too will be enthralled with the on-screen eye candy. I still can't decide where to rank it in my Tarantino chart. It's up there. Its phenomenal. See it!

1 comment:

Ann-Marie Pouns said...

At the onset of the movie you definitely know it is a Tarantino film, if you have ever seen any of his work. From the costume design to accents and story line, no one could have done it better! During a period of time where Jewish people experienced so much hatred, Tarantino created a story showing hatred for the Nazis. With all of the WWII and Holocaust movies, Tarantino gave a different perspective. The Inglorious Basterds took action and set out to destroy every single Nazi they encountered. I loved the clever and balanced mix of love and hatred, violence and revenge, and the feeling of satisfaction in the end.