Inglourious Basterds Review

September 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm (Movies)

Great, now all i write is movie reviews. Oh well, until I can take the time out to update this with some editorials or a snarky comment on a TV Show or video game series, this will just have to do. I quite literally had no idea what to expect in the Quentin Tarantino genre-blend “Inglourious Basterds”, and maybe that’s why i loved it so much, but I guess whatever works, works. The fact of the matter is this is one of the most enjoyable movies i’ve seen in a while, and it’s one i can recommend to almost anyone. You will not enjoy this movie if A) You are made uncomfortable by scalpings or B) If you’re a Nat-zi. Actually, skip the first one, unless you’re a Nat-zi, you’ll love this. The story follows two separate attempts at ending the cruel Natzi power hold of Europe, let’s just say one succeeds. One is led by a Jewish refugee and her african-american lover who just so happen to be owners of a small French theater. The other is Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, and BJ Novak’s group of violence lovin’ Basterds. Ye be warned-this is filled with natzi killin, scalpin’, and murderin’, and it’s so much fun. The main down side of the whole flick is that that it can be incredibly slow in spots, so slow that you’re begging to see Brad’s Aldo Raine show back up to charm the audience with his Tennessee accent or just shoot someone. The performances are spectacular-Brad Pitt’s Aldo Raine is a new classic, he had the entire theater rolling in some of the most serious situations known to cinema. (The theater was laughing and gasping at the bat scene.) The entire flick serves as a perfect genre-blend, mixing comedy, adventure, and a little horror and drama, all the while blending it into a perfect film-noir style that perfectly compliments the setting and time period. Needless to say this is the most fun you’ll ever have at a World War 2 movie. It’s gory, it’s violent as I’ll get out, but it’s undeniable fun and stylish fun at that. Leave the kids and those of weak stomachs at home, and prepare for some good Natzi-killin fun with what just might be “Aldo’s masterpiece…”

4 1/2 out of 5


1 Comment

  1. darkcloak said,

    I’ll rent it

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