Yes, yes, yes! OMG yes, was all I could think when I saw that Christoph Waltz was coming back with Tarantino in Django Unchained. I wanted to jump around my living room and dance to Spice Girls. OK, I pretty much do that on a daily basis anyways, but this time I wanted to do it in a way that made the whole neighborhood hear and join in. Little did I know what perfect performances the rest of the cast members would bring to this gem of Tarantino’s, his own cameo aside of course.
Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington blew my mind with their character portrayals. Almost similar to the way that Tarantino has some of his characters killed off, but it is a Tarantino film, what else did we expect. Waltz as the former dentist turned bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz, had me slap happy with his witty and calm, cool and collected attitude as he purchases Django with the intent to train him and use him to help track down Calvin Candie (DiCaprio). Candie is the South’s notorious “Candyland” plantation owner with a brutal sense of punishment for his slaves that you realize is not far off from what the real thing must have been and, wow, does DiCaprio’s sweet, southern drawl send shivers up your spine as he nails the embodiment of an early 1860s plantation owner. He even had a side-kick of sorts, in his household slave Stephen, played by Jackson that gets preferential treatment and has his loyalties with Candie for well any other reason you’d want to lick the boots of someone who could have you thrown in an eight foot metal hole in the ground in the middle of summer in Mississippi.
Django was Dr. Schultz’s key piece to the puzzle because his beautiful, German speaking wife, Broomhilda (Washington), had suspiciously ended up in Candie’s hands and Dr. Schultz needed a positive ID on the man behind “Candyland”. In the process, the two vigilantes plot to properly purchase Broomhilda back as a legally free woman by outsmarting Mr. Candie. Along the way, Django and Schultz manage to outwit, outsmart, and outlast, in all seriousness Survivor-style, the southern landscape and mentalities that existed during the Civil War. You can’t help but root and holler for these two as they ploy many with the simple “WANTED” piece of paper.
Well done Mr. Tarantino, you’ve made me a believer in you again and again, and I even had the heart to not call you out for your overly long, head scratching cameo as an Australian stuck out in the boondocks during The Civil War. Ok, I almost had the heart there. Until next time Quentin, until next time.
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