INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Movie Review
Yesterday, I tucked into a comfy seat at the movies to watch the new Quentin Tarantino movie INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. So without further ado, here is my review of Inglourious Basters.
Inglourious Basterds takes place during World War II where a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds”, lead by their intrepid leader Lt. Aldo Raine (played by Bradd Pitt) are on a mission to terrorize the Nazi regime by savagely attacking and scalping Nazis.
I am not going to give away too much of the rest of the plot but let me just tell you that although the movie is called Inglourious Basterds, the actual Basterds are only one part of the great ensemble cast that peppers this entire movie.
On the Basterds side, I particularly want to talk about one character, Hugo Stiglitz (Til Schweiger), a quiet German-born soldier who is recruited by Aldo to kill other Nazis. His character was just riveting as his approach of a cold blooded bastard was very well executed. Til Schweiger has a great future ahead of him.
On the nazi side, you cannot ignore Hans Landa aka “The Jew Hunter” (Christoph Waltz) who is just a perfect mix of terrifying and funny. That character would give Hannibal Lecter and any other bad guy a run for their money.
In short, you will be amazed by the great acting that Tarantino managed to get out of his actors. Absolutely genius stuff.
One thing that I have to give Tarantino props for is his willingness to kill off likeable characters very easily. Not unlike British TV shows, Tarantino movies are excellent at setting up very likeable characters for which you cannot help but root for, and then killing them off pretty brutally. Essentially, Mr Tarantino just knows how to keep it real, extra real in fact.
In addition, for all you French speakers out there, you will not be disappointed by the french spoken throughout the film. Not only were the accents authentic, but the actual dialogue felt …French and not like some American script that is crudely translated in French.
The clearest way to define Inglourious Basterds is that it is a near perfect blend of thriller, drama, comedy and social commentary. This blend is then delivered in a very well crafted and tension filled masterpiece of a movie. Bravo, Mr Tarantino.
Definitely a must watch.
Title: Inglourious Basterds
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, Mike Myers and Michael Fassbender
Synopsis: Inglourious Basterds takes place during World War II where a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds”, lead by their intrepid leader Lt. Aldo Raine (Played by Bradd Pitt) are on a mission to terrorize the Nazi regime by savagely attacking and scalping Nazis.
Release Date: August 21, 2009
Watch the Inglourious Basterds trailer.