• Goin´to the movies - Inglourious Basterds

    23 aug 2009, 18:35 av MrsNice1979

    "You haven't seen war untill you've seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino" (Quote)

    Famous true words, indeed.

    I have never been a fan of war movies. But I have always been a HUGE fan of Quentin´s body of work. So when I first heard about the Basterds I was not too excited overall. Even less when I heard, that a bunch of german actors I usually despise - like Till Schweiger or Gedeon Burkhard - would star in it.

    But the closer the premiere week came and the more I saw and read about it, the more I changed my mind. I was not to be disappointed! Basterds is a glorious and brilliant jewish revenge on the WW2 Nazis. Historically completely incorrect it crashes the screen in three different languages spaghetti western style complete with Ennio Morricone tunes and scalping, a woman on the war path (of course), a great showdown (no spoilers here!) and an overwhelming Christoph Waltz as the "Jewhunter", who makes Brad Pitt look as if he has just finished a cheap actor school.

    Very entertaining, very good dialogues (as always), very smart. I have never been entertained better by men in uniforms.

    A must see. Definitely. (Tip for german viewers: try the original version with subtitles. I chose the dubbed one and regretted it half way through already. Will have to wait for the DVD now for even more entertainment).