Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Django Unchained: "Who's That Nigga?"

Back on July 4th, 2011, I broke news about a movie called Django Unchained.  In that post I said: "A movie about a Freed slave killing plantation owners starring Jamie Foxx as the good guy, and Leonardo DiCaprio as the slave master and Samuel L. Jackson as his Uncle Tom, and directed by Quentin Tarantino?  My new favourite movie".

Fast forward nearly a year and half later to December 26th, 2012, and Django is officially my new favourite movie.

I don't want to throw out any spoilers, but I say watch it.  Not only watch it, but understand it.  Ya, they've got some bloody Tarantino-esque scenes, and some (White) people may be offended by people throwing around the word "nigga" and "nigger" - which by the way I don't know why (White) people would be offended since that's what y'all called us Blacks/Negroes/Coloureds/Niggers for a few  hundred years (and counting) - but the historical message is right there to be seen/scene.

I for one believe that Django is the new Shaft for my generation.  He is the Black superhero.  He is my superhero.

***Spoiler Alert***

I'm going to learn how to ride a horse.  Just give me a damn horse with a long mane.

Song from the opening scene of Django Unchained and clips from the old 1966 movie Django.


2 comments:

  1. I expect "cool" and I expect "bloody" but I didn't expect "historical". Does it follow from Inglorious Basterds, interms of a different historical perspective than the movies that came before it?

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  2. I can't really say yes, because I don't know of any movies off the top of my head that are like Django. Ya, there are movies about slaves and slavery, but none as Freed slave bounty hunters.

    Very interesting question though.

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