Inglorious Basterds Review

24 Aug

Tarantino’s pulp-war movie, with a spaghetti western flavor,  is  simply awesome. Sure Tarantino’s cult disciples will think it’s the best movie ever, and snobby critics will tear down Tarantino’s ersatz history, as a gore ridden flight for the violence obsessed. But it’s really just a combination of striking action, great acting and refreshingly unique story telling.

The problem it will have is that it isn’t Pulp Fiction, which is basically what people want from Tarantino’s new films.  But what you have to love is that he doesn’t care what people want, he just makes his movies and seems not to care what other people think about it. Hence the review on Examiner.com, which seems to be upset that Tarantino isn’t more of a traditional big name writer/director.

Starring Brad Pitt’s hilariously audacious Lieutenant Aldo Rein takes the classic world world two gruff warrior archetype and stripes it down to pure vengeful aggression. But it’s Christoph Waltz as Nazi colonel Hans Land whose calm, insidious, polite brutality plays a perfect counter measure to Pitt and the Basterds outright passionate brutality. Rounding out the cast is  Mélanie Laurent as  Shosanna Dreyfus a cinema owner whose family suffered colonel Land’s cultured violence first hand.

It’s one of those movies that you never get bored with or even question the outrageous of he action or the fantasiful take of historical accuracy. It’s just fun movie to end the summer on, and it’s sure to rack in some Oscar nods as well…so it’s a complete package deal for a movie goer.

Starring Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Chistoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger, with a  Runtime of 153 minutes, a Universal Pictures production.

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