Hey Gang! 'Inglourious Basterds' has been screened up in Cannes and people are loving it! I knew it would be a great film and now there is a good amount of positive buzz generating. Here are three reviews that I came across that might help you get excited for this movie, the majority seem to be positive. I have also provided three new film clips for Inglourious Basterds below.
Tarantino has done a terrific job with Basterds and delivered a WWII movie that I'm certain we've never seen before. Don't expect to see Tarantino's version of Saving Private Ryan, as it's not about the action, but about the story, the characters, and the ever-so-important dialogue. Don't worry, there are a few unforgettable scenes that will makes Tarantino fans very happy. Tarantino has done it again!
Not only did I love every minute, if the French projectionist wanted to cue it up and roll it again from the start, I would have sat through the whole film again, with the biggest grin on my face. This is Quentin’s best film since Jackie Brown. It might even be his best film since Pulp Fiction.
Rather brilliant. Every bit as idiosyncratic as the spelling of its title, it’s a wonderfully-acted movie that subverts expectation at every turn. And it may represent the most confident, audacious writing and directing of QT’s career.
Inglourious Basterds is great fun to watch, but the movie isn't entirely engaging. And it is defiantly an art film, not a calculatedly mainstream entertainment. Tarantino throws you out of the movie with titles, chapter headings, snatches of music. You don't jump into the world of the film in a participatory way; you watch it from a distance, appreciating the references and the masterful mise-en-scene. This is a film that will benefit from a second viewing. I can't wait to see it again.
The film is by no means terrible -- its running time of two hours and 32 minutes races by -- but those things we think of as being Tarantino-esque, the long stretches of wickedly funny dialogue, the humor in the violence and outsized characters strutting across the screen, are largely missing.
In the words of Tarantino, it's "the power of cinema bringing down the Third Reich Once again, the US director has blurred film genres. Essentially it's western meets war movie, with David Bowie on the soundtrack. And it becomes positively camp-operatic in parts - particularly in its portrayal of a shrill, semi-hysterical Adolf Hitler and British generals who could have been lifted from 'Allo, 'Allo. Pitt may get top billing, but he's not the star of the show. That honour goes to Christoph Waltz, a German TV star who plays SS officer Colonel Hans Landa.
Here are the three clips for the movie.
HANS LADA - Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) tells Frederick Zoller (Daniel Brühl) how Jews are like rats.
INTERROGATION - Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) interrogates a German about the locations of their camps and the artillery they have, but he respectively declines the offer and decides to die for his country.
THE VET - Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) tells Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) that there have been 2 recent developments in the operation.