Just in case you weren't one of the thousands who flocked to the theater on Christmas Day to see 's latest foray in to revenge fantasy, Django Unchained, we've come up with five very good, though certainly not the only, reasons to get yourselves to the theater while it's still there.
He stole the show as the heartless, but relentlessly charming, "Jew Hunter" Hans Landa in Tarantino's last film, Inglourious Basterds, and he does it again this time around as well. In Django Unchained, plays the more empathetic Dr. King Schultz, a German dentist turned mercenary bounty hunter. Whereas Landa was a ruthless and egomaniacal soldier, Schultz, though self serving, is morally repulsed with slavery and selflessly decides to help Django in his quest to rescue his wife. Though he does have a penchant for taking his victims 'Dead' rather than 'Alive.'
DiCaprio + Jackson = cinematic gold
The best on screen duo I've seen in years, and , make a great team as a smarmy slave owner and his house slave, who in reality, is more in control than one would assume. If you think DiCaprio's Calvin J. Candie seems ruthless and disgusting, he's nothing compared to Jackson's Stephen.
American truly is beautiful
Probably the most beautifully shot of Tarantino's films, which don't often feature sweeping nature views of snowcapped mountains and deep valleys. If you're a fan of the Old West, and the cinematic beauty that comes with films of the genre, Django Unchained is going to to leave you a very happy viewer.
Tarantino with an Australian accent
Or just Tarantino back on screen, period. We haven't had the pleasure of seeing him cameo in his own film since his role as the bartender Warren in Death Proof, and who could forget his excellent scene in Pulp Fiction as the neurotic Jimmie. In Django Unchained, he's even better, trying his hand at a very interesting take on an Australian accent.
Continue your Tarantino re-education
Tarantino provides more than just a new take on the evils of slavery in Django Unchained, similar to the re-imagining of the end of the Second World War in Inglourious Basterds (and if the rumors are true, we might get another history rewrite from Tarantino in the future). In Django, as in many of his films, Tarantino provides us with a unique cinematic history lesson.