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Film by Quentin Tarantino released August 21, 2009

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  • May 28, 2010

As any one can tell you I am a huge QT fan and basically own everything he has been a part of. So of course when this film was released I had to go see it and the second it was out on DVD/BLU-RAY I had to own it. I knew from the moment this film was announced that it would be another QT classic with out a doubt. Say what you will but it was a major success and you can't discount that at all. I of course knew that I would love this film and of course I did. Call me a Fanboy or what ever but I really did enjoy the film being a QT fan or not.

QT had been writing this film for years and was looking to make this one of his best films ever, I think he did just that. Yes there is another film by this name that QT is a big fan of but this is not the same film. I do however recommend seeing that film because it is another fun one. Any way this film has been in the works long before it was released and I think the time spent on it shows. And for those who have for some reason yet to see this film it is not just about that naughty group of American soldiers who go by the films title. No in fact it tells the story of a group of different people who some how or some way all get brought together some how at some point.

The film follows of course The Basterds lead by Lt. Aldo Raine [Pitt] in their quest to punish and destroy Nazis across the land. Along with Jewish American soldiers like the Bear Jew [Eli Roth] and even German recruits [you will love one guy]. But others like the brilliant Colonel Hans Landa aka the Jew Hunter [played wonderfully by Christoph Waltz] and Shosanna who later becomes Emmanuelle Mimieux [Mélanie Laurent]. Add in a film star named Bridget von Hammersmark [Diane Kruger] and a German war hero Frederick Zoller [Daniel Brühl] and you have a great film.

The film is basically told like a book kinda broke into 5 chapters each continuing the story and bringing them all together at the same time. The first one is set in 1941 while the rest take place in 1944, but rest assured nothing seems out of place at all with the time jump. The chapters are 1.Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied France, 2.Inglourious Basterds, 3.German Night in Paris, 4.Operation Kino, and the explosive 5.Revenge of the Giant Face. Every chapter in my opinion is absolutely perfect. The first one is the introduction of the Jew Hunter in one of the best scenes in the film followed by chapter two which is the introduction of The Basterds. The third one is were we catch up with Shosanna who is now Emmanuelle and her admirer war hero Frederick. Chapter four shows us the actress and her plan to infiltrate a planned Nazi gathering for a film premiere. And finally the grand finish which I will not ruin for those who have yet to see it, excellent.

Tarantino has always been known to have great dialogue in his films and this one follows suit, the film is with out a doubt a QT film. The direction is flawless in my humble opinion and how could it be anything less. The cinematography is beautiful and the score is excellent as well, the perfect film is coming together. But it is the performances here that really are great with every one doing a great job. Christoph Waltz is the show stealer as the Jew Hunter and rightfully won the Oscar for Supporting Actor. He is with out a doubt the best thing about this film from the acting stand point and that is really saying something.

Brad Pitt is absolutely hilarious in this film is probably the most fun one in the film with the accent and attitude he showcases in the film. All of the Basterds are excellent in this film as one would expect and that includes filmmaker Eli Roth as the Bear Jew. Mélanie Laurent and Diane Kruger are wonderful in the two female leads for the film as QT has always been able to write strong female characters. Each one is a totally different character with a different life and style but they are more the same then they seem. Martin Wuttke is excellent as Hitler and who could disagree with that, he is hilarious with his little hair bouncing up and down and flopping every were when he is mad.

Daniel Brühl is also very well cast in the film as a Nazi war hero turned actor who has a thing for Mélanie Laurent's character. These two are great together and deliver one of the best scenes in the film. Also August Diehl is great in the one scene he is in as a German officer who may or may not be on to our heroes. The fact is every one in this film from the smallest part to the biggest are excellent in this film. I would highly recommend this film especially if you like great acting. Also Lawrence Bender returns as the producer for QT, just one more reason to get this. Go but this film now it is worth much more than a rental. The two disc special edition has some wonderful features from behind the scenes to the film within the film [the war heroes' film]. gotta love that Mike Myers cameo.

I waited a long time to see this film and with what was happening in my life around this time I needed an escape. The 2 Disc version has wondereful special features including many behind the scenes features. Also a look at the cast and cameos can be found on here as well, but the coolest thing is the film within the film. You get the movie made on the German solider  that is showing dring the end of the actual film, check it out.

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January 20, 2011
I like Tarantino but don't always love his films. Inglorious Basterds was a good film overall but I thought it was kinda long-winded at times and I think the ending wrapped things up too neatly. Overall, it's a good film in my book. ;-) Great review.
June 10, 2010
I suppose I'll have to see it eventually. There's something about Tarantino as a person that really bugs me and that puts me off his movies. Weird I know, but there it is.
June 01, 2010
LOL! It's interesting, but a lot of the things you liked about this film are the very things that bugged me. I felt the Mike Myers cameo was just an annoying wink to the audience that didn't really contribute to the over all film, the story of the German shooter was filmed in a very modern way that wasn't at all believable for the mid-40s, and the ultimate message of the film was that fascism and vengeance were wrong unless they're perpetrated by Americans. I did love the acting and the music though, so both of those were very strong points for me. I just wish that Tarantino had done something more epic and more resonant than another revenge story with a simplified worldview. Having said that, the first scene in this film may be his best work as a director, and that's coming from one of his fans. So, yeah, this was a mixed bag for me. I hope to do a review at some point, but I'm not sure how people will respond since I'll be quite harsh as always.
June 02, 2010
Man I would love to read your take on this, your reply to mine is already interesting. I see your points man and can see why you didn't like it as much as me, but the acting was indeed top notch as was the music. Plus who cares how people will react to your review, if they get all mad about someone's opinion what are they doing on a review site. I say crank it out Count.
June 02, 2010
Come one, we both know Trashie will have my head for it if I besmirch this film with my curmudgeonly commentary. : )
May 28, 2010
wow! You're outdone yourself with this write up. Fan-freakin'-tastic! I just changed the featured reviews this afternoon but I will definitely feature this review as soon as it goes missing in the community homepage. Thank you for the review! By the way, what do you want me to post in your what can I say community? I am still trying to get a feel for your community mood and tone.
May 28, 2010
Thanks alot man but you can drop what ever you want, that is the point. If you have something that won't fit in any other comm or just want to get something off your chest post it there.
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Inglorious Bastards

Inglorious Bastards is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.  It was released on August 21st 2009.  It stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger and Christopher Waltz.


Although Quentin Tarantino has cherished Enzo G. Castellari's 1978 "macaroni" war flickThe Inglorious Bastardsfor most of his film-geek life, his ownInglourious Basterdsis no remake. Instead, as hinted by the Tarantino-esque misspelling, this is a lunatic fantasia of WWII, a brazen re-imagining of both history and the behind-enemy-lines war film subgenre. There's a Dirty Not-Quite-Dozen of mostly Jewish commandos, led by a Tennessee good ol' boy named Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) who reckons each warrior owes him one hundred Nazi scalps--and he means that literally. Even as Raine's band strikes terror into the Nazi occupiers of France, a diabolically smart and self-assured German officer named Landa (Christoph Waltz) is busy validating his own legend as "The Jew Hunter." Along the way, he wipes out the rural family of a grave young girl (Melanie Laurent) who will reappear years later in Paris, dreaming of vengeance on an epic scale.

Now, this isn't one more big-screen comic book. As the masterly opening sequence reaffirms, Tarantino is a true filmmaker, with a deep respect for the integrity of screen space and the tension that can accumulate in contemplating two men seated at a table having a polite conversation. IB reunites QT with...

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: August 21st 2009
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Quentin Tarantino
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
Runtime: 149 mins.
Studio: The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios
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