Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Inglourious Bastards Movie Review
We finally watched Inglourious Bastards over the week-end. It is out on DVD, so we rented it for Saturday night. I have absolutely no idea how to grade or rate it. So I'm giving it a "Q" because this is certainly a Quentin Tarantino movie. His thumbprint is all over this baby. It's quirky, funny, shocking, sad, disturbing...you get the picture.
Did I love it...no. Did I hate it...no. I don't even know if I liked it, but it was certainly interesting despite the fact that I had to close my eyes, frequently.
Trying to figure out how to classify this movie is difficult. It is a World War II Fairy Tale. And when I say fairy tale...think really, really grim, Brothers Grimm.
Brad Pitt's Tennessee accent is hilarious. He does a great job leading a band of U.S. "Nat-zi" killers. I also thought Melanie Laurent brought a lot of depth to her role as Shosanna. And of course, Christoph Waltz is very good as Col. Hans Landa. Good chance that he'll get this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
I'm glad I got to see it, but I don't think I really ever need to see it again. (Mikey thought it was great, if that helps you define the movie's audience.)