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#5: Inglourious Basterds

August 22, 2009

ingloriousSo after coming home from seeing Shorts, I immediately get an IM from a friend saying they’re going to see Inglorious Basterds tonight.  Naturally, being a future movie buff and a girl who still has some resemblance of a life, I had to say yes.  And I’m glad I did!

So what’s it about?: A band of Jewish-American soldiers and a Jewish girl who watched her family get slaughtered all want to kill some Nazis.  Chaos ensues.

The Good: Just about everything.  In an ironic twist, Inglourious Basterds was actually of a similar organization as Shorts in that it was broken up into different chapters that ended up working remarkably well, especially for breaking up the movie.  The characters themselves were very entertaining, and some of the details put into the film were frankly just awesome!  I’m not the biggest fan of Quentin Tarantino, being one of about 5 people who detests Pulp Fiction, but in this movie his style (which was plastered all over the thing) only enhanced it.  Only Tarantino could get away with making such gruesome violence so entertaining.  And the historical accuracy of the movie makes for a very entertaining film to say the least.  But this movie, while being so tremendously over-the-top, can actually be quite suspenseful at times, which in turn enhances the enjoyability ten fold.  And while Brad Pitt does an actually amazing job, the real star of the show is Christoph Waltz who plays a great villain.

The Bad: Not much, though this movie is definitely not for the faint at heart.   My only complaint is that it felt a little long at times, but usually when it did it’s just because it hit a natural slowpatch and soon picked righgt back up again.  Also, this may be because this is the first film I’ve seen that was over 2 hours since Harry Potter.  Also, there were a few storylines that just fell flat, but overall quite a good film.  And as a warning there are subtitles for a good portion of the film, which usually don’t bother me, but sometimes they went a little fast.

The Verdict: If you’re over the age of 17 and have a strong stomach, see this film.  If you are a Tarantino fan, you should have already seen it.  Simple as that.

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2 comments

  1. typo heads-up: “Also, their were a few storylines that … ”

    oh, and I enjoy the blog 🙂


    • Thanks! And fixed 😀 Can’t believe I didn’t notice that in the million times I’ve had to go back and change how I spelled Inglourious Basterds!



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