Inglourious Basterds

Release date: August 21, 2009
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Screenplay by: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Mike Myers, Julie Dreyfus, Samuel L. Jackson

The Inglourious Basterds are the super secret group of Jewish-American soldiers sent to occupied France to kill and scare the freaking Nazis. And as Lt. Aldo Raine points out, “They ain’t in the prisoner-takin’ business; they’re in the killin’ Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin’…” So expect a bit of bloodshed and some more killing. After all, this is a Tarantino film.

From the first scene to the very last, you’re in for a thrill ride, which is no small feat when you have an idea where the film might be going, but you end up all the more satisfied when it does happen. From the crude and unsophisticated Lt. Raine, to the suave and educated but vicious Col. Landa – a glass of milk has never been more threatening.

The film blurs the lines of good guys and bad guys. While in most Nazi-themed films you see them performing the most horrendous acts until the good guys arrive, in Basterds you’ll see the so-called good guys doing all the beating and killing, while most Nazis beg for their lives.

Filled with dark humor, irony and violence, the film is not for those easily offended fellas. For the rest? You gotta watch this. No, really. Stop wasting your money on so much crap.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


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19 Responses

  1. Can you believe I still haven’t seen this?! What am I doing with my life? Love Quentin like nobody’s business, I just have one really big problem with blunt-force trauma (the idea of having to hit someone with a blunt object over and over and over and over and over again until they actually lose consciousness…NOT EVEN DIE!!!) It sort of irks me because it’s so deliberate and in the end you’ve got a bloody pulp where a human face should be. But really that’s the only thing holding me back from this one. I already know it’s damn good, I mean this is Quentin we’re talking about.

    What should I do? Should I take a chance or skip it on the likelihood that I’ll be watching the film through my fingers the whole time??? Advice, Amy! I needs advice!!!

    • Julyssa says:

      @Camiele White, *kicks u* go watch it. Never in the movie do they really show blunt-force violence. It’s implied but not really shown. If I remember correctly it was more shooting that was shown….

      SHOSANAAAAAAAA! hahaha

      • Camiele says:

        @Julyssa, Did…did you…did you just…kick me? WTF?! HaHa.

        I know, I know. I’m a loser. I need to see it. I just get cautious when I see a film poster that includes a bloodied baseball bat holding a bloodied helmet…and it’s not above Quentin to throw in a whole sack load of pulpy skulls. Just sayin’. I’ll need to confront my fears and just go for >.<

        • Julili says:

          @Camiele, I meant to write: *kicks your ass*
          It’s an amazing movie! I even won a contest at my uni writing a review for it! hahaah

    • amy says:

      @Camiele White, ok- kicking aside…

      I can’t believe you’re squirmish about this type of violence, when you read Uzumaki and Tomie. Uzumaki is 100% more squirm-worthy that this, I think.

      I think – can’t really remember – the most graphic you get (sans bullets and explosions) is the part where they carve the swastikas on the nazis foreheads – which is nothing if you ever saw Ichi the Killer. LOL

      • @amy, And the sad thing is, I have seen Ichi the Killer and loved it more than life. I love me some Quentin…but it’s sort of the same thing I have against all war films. When I was five years old, my parents let me watch the film, Glory. Within the first five mintues a man’s head is exploded with a cannon. I’ve been scarred by blunt for trauma ever since.

        • amy says:

          @Camiele White, Ichi the Killer scarred me for life. I only made it through the first 15 or 20min of the film before I had to turn it off and went to watch Audrey Tautou’s A Very Long Engagement instead hahaha.

  2. Castor says:

    Girl on girl fight!! Woohoo! :)

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