Django Unchained (2012)

Per Weinstein on Rotten Tomatoes:  “Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave.” This was a very entertaining Quentin Tarantino movie with his characteristic violence and brutality. He definitely showed how awful slavery was and how terrible the plantation owners treated their slaves. The fun part of this movie was just when you think that Django’s future is hopeless, he mounts an amazing comeback and totally gets his bloody revenge. I was surprised when I walked out of this movie feeling so uplifted and good.  This is a must see movie.

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