Teh Tarik Reviews :Django Unchained

<data:blog.pageName/> <data:blog.title/> <data:blog.pageTitle/> It is not usual for me to actually have movie nights as frequent as I would like within a month but this time around, once again thanks to the good people of Nuffnang I was given the opportunity for another movie screening to enjoy. This time around, we were treated with a blood laden, shoot-em-up special movie called Django : Unchained !

Set in the mid western cowboy era of 1859, where the rule of cowboy and white supremacy over black slaves were running rampant in the lands of America, the entire movie was billed as an action pack, rough and shoot up movie which is bound to turn those with a weaker stomach.

Here's a two things you must remember when you are about to watch this movie.

Its a cowboy/slavery movie. And most importantly.

It's a Tarantino movie.


Like any other Quentin Tarantino movies (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds), expect this movie to have A LOT of gore and violence. However amidst all the hard core action, the storyline behind it is something that is quite interesting and coupled with a line up of hilarious scenes and lines which I figured was quite refreshing.

The plot follows two years before the start of the Civil War where the story of Django, a slave separated from his wife and sold to another owner, was rescued by Dr. King Shultz, a German traveling dentist who is actually a bounty hunter by profession. After identifying and killing his bounty with the help of Django, both men decided to team up during the winter and head on to Mississippi to rescue Django's wife, Broomhilda from the charismatic Calvin Candie, owner of the largest cotton farm in the Deep South and largest trade of Mandigo fights, slave fighters to the death. 

So as per usual, here are my rating for the movie based on my own opinions!
Would I watch it again? :I actually would, but in a bigger theater. And other Tarantino aficionados!

Movie or DVD worthy? : This movie is made for the movies but unfortunately due to its violent nature, I fear that watching it in the movies here would go through a lot of censorship. Get the DVD if you really want the "Tarantino experience" for this.

Plot : I love the idea of actually incorporating the black history of the Deep South within the storyline, which complements the action packed shoot-em-up storyline of the movie. Many here would not really know the story behind black slavery in the states so this pretty much gives a good idea on how it works.

Star Power :  Like any other Tarantino movies, the star power was not lacking at all in this movie. Biggest kudos should be given to Di Caprio who in this movie, seriously demonstrated the reason why he is that damn good in acting. On top of that, the showmanship of the other cast was astounding as well, particularly with Christoph Waltz's portrayal of the German doctor.

Teh Tarik Rating : I'll give this one an 8 out of 10. Fun for us guys, the girls might cringe a little bit in this movie.

All in all, I actually had a lot of fun watching this movie but as I said, be prepared for a Tarantino movie experience when watching this movie because it really doesn't stray far from his usual signature when making his films. Also, I would recommend to listen out for the lines in the movie, especially the KKK on a horse scene which was frigging hilarious.

Oh, and watch for the Australian cowboy. :)


  1. The film offers one sensational sequence after another, all set around these two intriguing characters who seem opposites but share pragmatic, financial and personal issues. I can only say Django delivers, wholesale, that particular narcotic and delirious pleasure that Tarantino still knows how to confect in the cinema, something to do with the manipulation of surfaces. It's as unwholesome, deplorable and delicious as a forbidden cigarette.