When I first say previews for this film I didn't have high hopes that it would be any good. Remakes are becoming too overdone these days and with what seems to be a narrow pool of creative thought one can not really hope for any great pieces of film to come out. For fans of spaghetti western the mythos that is Django is a line that shouldn't be crossed for the cheap thrill of cashing in. Django Unchained at first came off to me as Tarantino boosting himself up, riding high on a false sense of accomplishment from that terrible disgrace of a film Inglourious Bastards.
When I finally sat down and gave this film a go, to my surprise, I ended up enjoying it very much. The storyline of the film fits into the Django mythos with having to cancel out an earlier film. This gave the new tale a some what familiar background while executing the shock value in an extremely tasteful manner. The violence that was found in the film was not violence for the sake of violence. Rather it worked well with helping the revenge narrative. Each of the actors in the film nailed their roles perfectly and the ad lib scene is something that is sure to be discussed for years.
While I did enjoy this film very much there were a few areas where things felt a little out of place. One of the trademarks of Tarantino is the soundtrack to his films. Most of the time the songs that are picked for these films help bring each scene to a new level. However having modern "swag" hip hop in the western I personally felt was a poor choice. It broke the pacing of the film and over all took away from the harsh context of the scenes in question. Besides for that one hitch over all this is a film that will make the majority of film buffs happy. It also shows that Tarantino can still make a good movie that can promote itself.