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2power10 on 20th Oct 2009, 10:23am | Permalink
Tarantino is a freak, but he's a genius.

I thought i wouldn't understand the film (i'm not a Hollywood regular). I thought there would be sickening gore. I thought it would be disturbing.

And I was proved wrong on all counts. I think Inglourious should be watched by more people, to see the sheer power cinema can have over you.

The movie works because it celebrates its cinematic being itself - it never pretends to be something other than larger-than-life. I'm certainly awed by this presentation, as it cleverly combines understatedness and entertainment.

You must watch it for the Waltz guy, who's simply brilliant. He's greatly helped by the fact that he's so goddamn handsome.

The movie is not that hard to follow either, and doesn't leave you with nightmares of violence - there is intense gore, but in few pockets. Somehow, it reminded me a lot of Hindi and Telugu cinema.

Inglourious is largely a drama-comedy-satire, and roughly a manifestation of what we wish the world would be like. Of course, the manifestation should be allowed an error margin - Tarantino's world isn't beyond its flaws.

So, watch it guys. And don't crib about it being a 'weird' film!

Pros: Waltz, music, plot
Cons: Brad Pitt's overdone accent; gore, plot
Quentin Tarantino is known to make films that are full of legendary contradictions, real-life references and imaginary events, inspired/borrowed elements and dazzling original plots, and mind-numbing absurdity and deep-layered meaning - often rendering them as brilliant as they are ridiculous. And we movie buffs love him for just that. Suffice it to say, Inglourious Basterds is Tarantino's most glorious attempt since Pulp Fiction.

The title, borrowed from another World War 2 movie of the '70s, refers to a fictitious outfit of Jewish American soldiers who run amok at the sight of a N....

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