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Blog: “Django Unchained” lives up to its R-Rated status

"Django" will leave you on the edge of your seat... or hiding behind your hands.

January 30, 2013

"Django" will leave you on the edge of your seat... or hiding behind your hands.

“Django” will leave you on the edge of your seat… or hiding behind your hands.

So, this past weekend, I went to see Django Unchained with a bunch of the Costa Ricans and their host students. I had heard that the movie was really good and all of that blahblahblah from a lot of people, so I figured it would be fun to go see.

Oh. My. Lord.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a great movie. The soundtrack was great, the plot was great, the acting was great (WOOO LEONARDO DICAPRIO *swoon*). Everything was fantastic. But never in my life have I seen a more violent movie, and the fact that it was all shown on the big screen made it literally shocking.

*Rewind to the beginning*
So there we all were, sitting in the theater, all excited and watching the film. Everything was going well, and everyone was laughing at the funny little dentist with the German accent. All of a sudden, BOOM. Somebody and their horse gets shot by the funny little dentist who is not so funny anymore, and not even a real dentist. WHAT. And let me just add that this all took place within like the first ten minutes of the movie. From that point on, I knew that this movie was not going to be what I had expected it to be.

There were frequent comedic lulls in the plot, but as soon as I got comfortable, BOOM a big fight scene erupts. Some things I could not force myself to watch, so I covered my eyes, which ensued teasing and laughing from either sides of me *cough*Joshua Byrd*cough* since I was the one who chose the movie.

The final climactic fight scene was ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. I don’t even know how else to describe it. It was so dramatic and exaggerated that I didn’t know whether to laugh at the absurdity of it all, or cringe and close my eyes at all of the mayhem. Ugh, there was so much blood. But then again, what else can you expect from Quentin Tarantino? I should have known better. I also probably should have read a few more reviews online before I decided on Django.

All in all, Django Unchained was impeccably done, humorous, and entertaining save for the vehement fight scenes that made me more than a little uncomfortable. It was kind of long– 165 minutes, which translates to nearly three hours if you include the previews. There were about three points where I thought that everything was going to wrap up and the movie was going to finish, but it didn’t. I’m not going to spoil the ending for you, but I will tell you that it was phenom. Django is such a BA mother-shut yo mouth.

If you like epic westerns, guns and have a strong stomach, I recommend that you see Django, because it really is a great piece of cinematic work. If you’re a self-proclaimed pansy like me, then it might be a better idea if you saw Wreck-It Ralph, or just stayed home and caught up with the Real Housewives of Orlando.

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2 Responses to “Blog: “Django Unchained” lives up to its R-Rated status”

  1. Isaac F. on March 15th, 2013 8:00 am

    Don’t forget the director according to Josh, Quentin Tarantiro.


  2. Isaac F. on March 15th, 2013 8:00 am

    Don’t forget the director according to Josh, Quentin Tarantiro.


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