‘Django Unchained’ accurately portrays America’s darkest years

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Quentin Tarantino has created some of the most brilliant films in history. Whether it was his directing debut with “Resevoir Dogs” or the “Kill Bill” volumes, or the cult favorite, “Pulp Fiction,” he never disappoints.

“Django Unchained,” Tarantino’s eighth feature film, did not lack the creativity and brilliance that are characteristic of his other films.

“Django Unchained” is about a slave named Django (the D is silent), whose freedom is bought by a German dentist/bounty hunter by the name of Dr. King Schultz.  As the story unfolds, Dr. Schultz decides to assist Django in his original mission: to find and free his wife, Broomhilda.

I have never seen a film that is as unapologetically accurate to America’s darkest years; the years of slavery. The movie was wonderfully written, and perfectly cast.

Jamie Foxx played Django, and Christopher Waltz played Dr. Schultz. Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington also played their roles extraordinarily. Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance with a terrifying interpretation of a plantation owner by the name of Calvin Candie.

Many people complained that the movie was too gory and had too many cuss words, especially the “n-word.” These people have obviously missed out on other Tarantino films, for they are made in the same fashion, which is probably why the movies are often so good.

In the opinion of this writer, the film was nothing short of wonderful. Given it is Rated R, do not see it unless you are 17 or are with your parents. If I had to rate it, I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5, and I highly recommend it to any Quentin Tarantino fan, or any film fan in general.