Inglorious Basterds (2009)


Quentin Tarantino has a knack for making movies that people either love or hate.  From Reservoir Dogs to Kill Bill, he’s made movies without apologizing to anyone.  He just makes movies HE wants to see.  Luckily for me, personally, it seems we share a vision of what movies should be.  The writing, the way some of the scenes slowly play out, and the way different plots seem to converge at the end.  It’s no different in Inglourious Basterds.

The film takes place during WW2(World War 2, for the layperson).  Lt. Aldo Rain, played by Brad Pitt, recruits a group of Jewish American soldiers, and one German, to brutally kill Nazis as a form of intimidation, then hilarity ensues.  There’s three storylines that converge at the end of the film in a climatic fire/shootout.  The best performance in the film in given by Christoph Waltz as Nazi Colonel Hans Landa.  His delivery and ability to fluently speak multiple languages made him a great villain, something needed to make an OK movie a good movie.

Overall, Inglourious Basterds was very entertaining.  Makes one wonder what if that’s the way the war had gone.  A history written by Quentin Tarantino would be a crazy one.

Author: Spacemonkey

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