Ok, not so much a review as one persons experience viewing Quentin Tarantino's latest masterpiece.
Masterpiece? Yes indeed, especially with a runtime of 180 mins there was not one instance where I felt compelled to look at my watch and wonder if the end was in sight. I didn't want this experience to end.
The dialogue, the characters, the setups, the story arch, the music...I could go on and on. QT has the ability to tell his story his way and make it all enjoyable to listen and watch. Like a great uncle telling the younger generation stories of adventure I was completely enthralled. Christoph Waltz and Jaime Fox and a wonderful duo thrown together by happenstance and the need to help each other.
Christoph's European distaste for slavery is refreshing. In films and TV movies of the past very rarely was a character so likeable as Christoph's "good guy" role with his need to obtain a bounty, despise the slave owners and traders and yet he is a villain. Hunting men for reward money dead or alive(it seems he prefers them dead) but we forgive him for that since right out of the gate he rescues our hero.
Jaime Fox once again demonstrates what the Hollywood mainstream fails to understand. Leading men come in all shapes and sizes and color. Our hero is a black man, slave to vicious and vindictive white men. In 1885 it seems these men were in abundance and yet Jaime finds an solace in a white man who sees him as who he really is...human.
I wont delve too much into the story but I do encourage you to see this film. It may not be for everyone but there is no denying the greatness of it all.