Originally Posted by SS-Block
I would prefer a nice dose of realism to go with my violence.
It's funny that you mentioned this. I think someguy already discussed this, but the fact is that there is
realistic violence (at times). Tarantino selectively chooses the style of violence depending on the situation. Scenes such as Schultz killing the two slave traders at the beginning or the huge gunfight near the end between Django and the racist scum working on the plantation are over-the-top and done with large squibs. However, scenes such as the Mandingo fight, the dog scene, whipping scenes, branding scenes, etc. are done with sheer realism. As someguy said, it's a high wire act and something very difficult to pull off. I personally think that the decisions he made in this film with regard to violence make the film more interesting, but clearly you feel otherwise (I certainly understand).