The art of Bounty Hunting is a time-honored tradition, one that is put in the spotlight in Quentin Tarantino's awesome looking film Django Unchained. There's always been a part of me that's wanted to be a bounty hunter. This desire spawned after I was introduced to Boba Fett when I was a kid. Boba Fett has always been the ultimate bounty hunter in my mind. But I think that maybe Christoph Waltz's character will give him a run for his money in Tarantino's new film. Walts plays Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter who teaches Jamie Foxx's character, Django, the trade. Waltz looks awesome in the role.
Above, you'll find a inforgraphic for the film that was released on its Facebook page giving us a brief history of bounty hunters. Who would you say your favorite bounty hunter is?
Here's the Synopsis for the film:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...