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The first Django Unchained reviews are in via Twitter - what do people think in 140 characters or less?!

Dec. 3, 2012by:

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Quentin Tarantino's latest homage opus hits in less than a month, and advance word has already started to trickle out of Hollywood after a recent screening for critics and industry professionals.

Can you guess what that word is?

If "wildly positive" was what popped into your mind, then you'd be very right.  Not that anyone is exactly surprised by such a turn of events.  While the full reviews are under embargo, the initial impressions shared via Twitter highlight Tarantino's balancing of humor, action, and the darker subject matter along with the performance of Christoph Waltz in particular.  Writer/director Rian Johnson (LOOPER) gives a special shout out to Leonardo DiCaprio's portrayal of the villainous Calvin Candie, and all in all I think it's safe to say we're in for a hell of a time come Christmas Day.

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Extra Tidbit: "[DJANGO UNCHAINED] does for business what Basterds did for war" is an interesting sentiment indeed. Looking forward to seeing what that's all about.

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9:23AM on 12/04/2012

Another QT "homage" flick

Yay! 2012 brings us yet another bloated, self-serving, pretentious and unoriginal "homage" from Mr. Tarantino.
I just can't wait to see how QT pays "homage" (and when I say "homage", I mean rip-off) to his favorite westerns! I long for the day when QT is exposed as the talentless hack he truly is! Suck it Tarantino!
Yay! 2012 brings us yet another bloated, self-serving, pretentious and unoriginal "homage" from Mr. Tarantino.
I just can't wait to see how QT pays "homage" (and when I say "homage", I mean rip-off) to his favorite westerns! I long for the day when QT is exposed as the talentless hack he truly is! Suck it Tarantino!
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5:22PM on 12/04/2012
Obviously you haven't read the script or you wouldn't be talking out of your ass like this.
Obviously you haven't read the script or you wouldn't be talking out of your ass like this.
2:45AM on 12/04/2012

Hell yeah!!

iam having a hunch that this might be the best film of 2012
iam having a hunch that this might be the best film of 2012
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6:59PM on 12/03/2012
I love QT and I'm not looking to start a lot of hate but I really didn't like Basterds at all. That coupled with the fact so many actors left this film (Kurt Russel, sigh) has my excitement tempered slightly.

As time has now passed, do others still enjoy Basterds and feel it belongs alongside the other great films of QT?
I love QT and I'm not looking to start a lot of hate but I really didn't like Basterds at all. That coupled with the fact so many actors left this film (Kurt Russel, sigh) has my excitement tempered slightly.

As time has now passed, do others still enjoy Basterds and feel it belongs alongside the other great films of QT?
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4:24PM on 12/03/2012
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4:03PM on 12/03/2012
Damn....must learn not to refresh...
Damn....must learn not to refresh...
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4:00PM on 12/03/2012

Ah ah ah....

"Wait for the crme."
"Wait for the crme."
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1:03PM on 12/03/2012
You had me at "Dicks fuck assholes"
You had me at "Dicks fuck assholes"
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11:49AM on 12/03/2012
I am going to marathon QT movies before I see this one. Django Unchained has the potential to be my favorite QT film.
I am going to marathon QT movies before I see this one. Django Unchained has the potential to be my favorite QT film.
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11:56AM on 12/03/2012
do throw in Natural Born Killers. It's his script.
do throw in Natural Born Killers. It's his script.
2:27PM on 12/03/2012
It's not really his script. It was his story; Oliver Stone did some major rewrites to fit his vision, which Tarantino didn't share. Of course, if you want to include his scripts, just stick with True Romance and From Dusk 'Til Dawn. Those movies have far more of Tarantino's actual words in them, and match his vision much better.
It's not really his script. It was his story; Oliver Stone did some major rewrites to fit his vision, which Tarantino didn't share. Of course, if you want to include his scripts, just stick with True Romance and From Dusk 'Til Dawn. Those movies have far more of Tarantino's actual words in them, and match his vision much better.
11:07AM on 12/03/2012
Can't wait to witness this movie's awesomeness!
Can't wait to witness this movie's awesomeness!
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11:03AM on 12/03/2012
Fucking stoked! Probably will be my final film of 2012.
Fucking stoked! Probably will be my final film of 2012.
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10:13AM on 12/03/2012

In the words of Leo...

Tarintino, you had my curiosity. Now you have my attention.
Tarintino, you had my curiosity. Now you have my attention.
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10:03AM on 12/03/2012

I saw this weeks ago so I am in fact better than all of these people. Sorry to those special people who are all 'industry insiders' etc. You're no special after all.

And ya this is exactly what you expect. If you didn't like Basterds you won't like this. It's a companion piece.
And ya this is exactly what you expect. If you didn't like Basterds you won't like this. It's a companion piece.
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11:45AM on 12/03/2012
What if I didn't like BASTERDS because of the movie's structure and plot holes and characters acting nonsensically even for a fairy tale-like adventure story?

Because I don't mind Tarantino making homage, and I don't mind his talky dialogue (my positive opinion of DEATH PROOF and several individual scenes in BASTERDS being proof of that).
What if I didn't like BASTERDS because of the movie's structure and plot holes and characters acting nonsensically even for a fairy tale-like adventure story?

Because I don't mind Tarantino making homage, and I don't mind his talky dialogue (my positive opinion of DEATH PROOF and several individual scenes in BASTERDS being proof of that).
9:48AM on 12/04/2012
Maybe if you can be specific about the plot holes and your issues with the structure then I can fix that inaccurate perception for you?
For 1) it's not a fairy tale. It's his take on his skewed understanding of the reality of the time based on having nothing but propaganda driven stereotypes and war movies to operate off of. That was his way of making a post WWII pro American story. Didn't the whole Bear Jew thing seem tarded to you? It should have. The whole notion of some secret Semetic band
Maybe if you can be specific about the plot holes and your issues with the structure then I can fix that inaccurate perception for you?
For 1) it's not a fairy tale. It's his take on his skewed understanding of the reality of the time based on having nothing but propaganda driven stereotypes and war movies to operate off of. That was his way of making a post WWII pro American story. Didn't the whole Bear Jew thing seem tarded to you? It should have. The whole notion of some secret Semetic band of brothers is insane and ridiculous beyond belief and yet you'll still be able to find people online claiming there is some validity to the idea that people like that may have existed.
I liked Basterds because it was so obvious about being silly in the same way old WWII movies are.

Django is like that but apply the method to Spaghetti Westerns. Ya there is dialogue. You do understand that QT is famous for that right? It is a big part of his appeal. You should not only not mind it but love it or ya...why are you a fan of his?
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9:38AM on 12/03/2012
When I read this movie is 185 minutes I jumped for joy, literally. I love Quentin Tarantino, but I understand many do not like his constant film homages--who cares what these people think? Tarantino is a master of dialogue, but if you feel that you don't like 10-20 mins. of conversations about milk, films, and other superfluous matters then I suggest going to go see Twilight: there's constant action.
When I read this movie is 185 minutes I jumped for joy, literally. I love Quentin Tarantino, but I understand many do not like his constant film homages--who cares what these people think? Tarantino is a master of dialogue, but if you feel that you don't like 10-20 mins. of conversations about milk, films, and other superfluous matters then I suggest going to go see Twilight: there's constant action.
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11:52AM on 12/03/2012
I cannot agree with you more. The conversation between Jackson and Travolta about Mcdonalds in Amsterdam is one of my favorite scenes in terms of its writing. QT just knows how to write good fucking flicks, man.
I cannot agree with you more. The conversation between Jackson and Travolta about Mcdonalds in Amsterdam is one of my favorite scenes in terms of its writing. QT just knows how to write good fucking flicks, man.
2:29AM on 12/04/2012
no doubt! That scene in pulp fiction was pretty great. Royale with Cheese!
no doubt! That scene in pulp fiction was pretty great. Royale with Cheese!
12:58PM on 12/04/2012
I dont know whether Twilight is constant action or not since I've never seen any of them, but what you're doing is going from one extreme to the other. HIs dialogue might have been cool and intriguing 15 years ago because it was new, but it ran its course. How many movies before the superfluous dialogue gets old? You may say "it never gets old," but it does, you just have a hard on for QT. RD and PF were great but its now just becoming the same schtick just in a different setting.
I dont know whether Twilight is constant action or not since I've never seen any of them, but what you're doing is going from one extreme to the other. HIs dialogue might have been cool and intriguing 15 years ago because it was new, but it ran its course. How many movies before the superfluous dialogue gets old? You may say "it never gets old," but it does, you just have a hard on for QT. RD and PF were great but its now just becoming the same schtick just in a different setting.
9:37AM on 12/03/2012
That "all talk" phrase is what made Basterds and Death Proof boring as shit. Guess we can look forward to another 10 minute conversation about danishes and an alcoholic drink with a few violent scenes mixed in to please the Tarantino lovers but have everyone else questioning what they just watched.
That "all talk" phrase is what made Basterds and Death Proof boring as shit. Guess we can look forward to another 10 minute conversation about danishes and an alcoholic drink with a few violent scenes mixed in to please the Tarantino lovers but have everyone else questioning what they just watched.
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9:59AM on 12/03/2012
You must not like Tarintino's style.
You must not like Tarintino's style.
10:01AM on 12/03/2012
Ya to Hell with dialogue. Take off some girl's shirt and blow her up. murka!
Ya to Hell with dialogue. Take off some girl's shirt and blow her up. murka!
11:50AM on 12/03/2012
Whoa, Inglorious Basterds boring!?! we must have seen different movies.
Whoa, Inglorious Basterds boring!?! we must have seen different movies.
1:00PM on 12/04/2012
I liked Tarantino's style... 15 years ago - but now its just the same redundant schtick over and over again - much like Shyamalan's schtick got old. It's just that fanboys refuse to let go of the days when reservoir dogs and pulp fiction were cool, but everything since has been a snore, sans Kill Bill. And Im not saying "to hell with dialogue" but its becoming overbearing and bogging down progress in his movies. There was a lot going on in Pulp Fiction and it had great dialogue, while there
I liked Tarantino's style... 15 years ago - but now its just the same redundant schtick over and over again - much like Shyamalan's schtick got old. It's just that fanboys refuse to let go of the days when reservoir dogs and pulp fiction were cool, but everything since has been a snore, sans Kill Bill. And Im not saying "to hell with dialogue" but its becoming overbearing and bogging down progress in his movies. There was a lot going on in Pulp Fiction and it had great dialogue, while there were very little events occuring in Death Proof and IB, yet they both ran north of 2 hours.
9:32AM on 12/03/2012

Awesome!

I totally want this to be my first Tarantino flick I see in theatres. I was younger when he started his career, and didn't really know his work til after Kill Bill. But, this is the one I must see in theatres.
I totally want this to be my first Tarantino flick I see in theatres. I was younger when he started his career, and didn't really know his work til after Kill Bill. But, this is the one I must see in theatres.
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