Film Review: Inglourious Basterds

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, and many more.

Just saw “Inglourious Basterds” today, the new Quentin Tarantino movie. I wasn’t very excited to see this flick but since I’m a huge fan of Tarantino’s older movies, that’s the reason it made me want to check it out anyways.

Here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: Quentin Tarantino is finally back on the big screen with his vision on WWII and Nazis. A team of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds”, which Brad Pitt plays the leader ,Lt. Raine, which their mission is to kill all the Nazis. Later in the film, “The Basterds” meet a young teenage girl who runs a movie theater which is taken over by Hitler and the Nazis.

As usual Tarantino never dissapoints with his films, I thought this was a very good one. Nothing excellent or amazing. I still love Tarantino’s older flicks better, nothing will top my favorites, “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction”, but “Inglourious Basterds” was very entertaining.

“Basterds” was more of a comedy, it had a lot of whacky humor throughout. The movie had lots of gross out scenes, yes, this film actually has blood and guts and nasty things that would make you want to close your eyes or look away from the screen.

The movie was about 2 hours and 45 minutes long, but it didn’t even feel like it. In Tarantino movies, he makes long films but he is great at the pacing with the films so it makes you feel like they don’t seem that long.

Brad Pitt’s acting was fantastic in this film. Mike Myers cameo was great, but you can’t recognize him at all, I could tell where Mike Myers was just by listening to his speaking voice carefully. The acting of the rest of the cast was okay, but the actor that blew me away the most was Christopher Waltz. The guy that played the Nazi, Hans Landa. I really think Christopher Waltz is going to get Oscar nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” in the next Academy Awards. His acting really was amazing in this movie.

The movie was silly and whacky, but hell, all Tarantino movies are, you just wonder what goes on in that guy’s delusional mind. That Tarantino guy is one crazy man but in a good way though. As usual, there is a foot fetish cameo in “Basterds” like all Tarantino movie has foot fetishes. Everyone knows that Tarantino has a foot fetish in real life so he brings it in all of his films.

Tarantino spent years and years working on “Basterds” and it’s finally here. It’s not over yet, ’cause I think there is a sequel on the way. I remember Tarantino said the script he wrote was so long that he had to split the movie in two. So the ending of “Basterds” left open for another movie, definitely.

I really enjoyed “Inglourious Basterds”, it’s not the best he’s ever done, he’s done better. I hope the sequel will be good too.

Score for “Inglourious Basterds” = *** (3 stars as in “Good”)


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