3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I Love Movies About Djustice (the D is silent).,
This review is from: Django Unchained [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Django Unchained is almost three hours long but it flew by. What a great movie! Full disclosure: I'm a 57 year old baseball mom whose husband and two sons love Quentin Tarantino, but his movies always made me scratch my head, cover my eyes, and eventually just leave the room. Not "Django Unchained." I love Westerns, I love Jamie Foxx, I love movies about justice and might for right, I hate racism and the abomination that was slavery...this movie has all of that and much, much more.
For women (and men) who might be afraid of the violence...there is a lot, but I covered my eyes in a few places, and when blood spurts, it is often almost cartoonish, geyser gusher spurts of ketchup-red liquid like from a fountain, and sometimes when people get shot, they get jerked up and back, almost like a Peter Pan type harness is on them. It's not pretty, but it is campy, not realism like in "Saving Private Ryan." The worst violence in the movie is the most realistic kind: when slaves are beaten and abused, that is hard to watch. As it should be.
Recommendation: Oh absolutely, two very enthusiastic--and very surprised!--thumbs up here. Bravo, bravo!