I went to see Inglourious Basterds on Saturday. This is one long film, and although I liked many aspects of the movie--it is in the end, a flawed picture. Brad Pitt annoyed me after a while with his character and ignoramus Southern accent. The preposterous rewriting of certain key historical elements was downright retarded! We all know Hitler died of suicide in his underground bunker, but this film wants us to believe otherwise?! Absurd in my opinion, truly absurd! And although I don't mind reading subtitles AT ALL, I wonder if most lazy Americans are aware that this movie almost qualifies as a foreign film, because so much of it is in French and German--you betta be ready to read through lots of subtitles, although I found it cool to hear all that French, because it only helps me practice my third language more. And director Tarantino loves to be graphically violent of course, which I don't f*cking care for, but okay then, I can look away I guess, which I did many many times. All that negativity aside, there are some wonderful moments in the film, and true suspense created just through the dialogue alone! There are some true acting greats here and congrats go to Austrian actor Christoph Waltz as the main Nazi officer who performs flawlessly as the multilingual evil cold-blooded "Jew Hunter"--he is almost certian to get an Oscar nomination for this role. Mélanie Laurent is also good as the French Jewish girl who escapes death and plots revenge as a the owner of a movie theater in Paris. I can't forget to mention Diane Kruger too, for she is great as a German actress that wants to help the Allies topple the Nazis. Anyway, can Hollywood please stop making WWII Holocaust films now?! I know it was a horrible time, but GEEZ, leave the poor Germans alone already! LOL! GOOD LORD MAN! Haven't they been vilified enough?! Where's the Spaniard-bashing for all their atrocities back in the 16th century against native peoples?! The Nazis however, and that dark era were relatively recent, and it truly remains one of the most fascinating/monstrous periods in the history of the world.
The news is full of insane sensational stories this week! Michael Jackson's death is now considered a homicide, because his doc was knowingly/illegally injecting him with mass quantities of powerful drugs and anesthetics. Jesus man, I guess I still can't believe MJ is truly dead, but his bizarre physical transformation and terrible emotional issues could only lead to the icon's demise in such a manner anyway. Michael was obviously a very unhappy person, and it almost seems like a relief for him that he no longer has to face such scrutiny from the media and insane public attention. Then there's the news story of that handsome seemingly successful reality show contestant that strangled his blonde bimbo wife, dismembered her, cut her fingers off, yanked out all her teeth, and stuffed her into a suitcase so that she could not be identified, but it was thanks to her breast implants that they were able to ID her and the manhunt was on, but he hung himself in a cheap motel in his homeland, Canada before the cops could get to him. YIKES! What a terrible end to a rocky crazy relationship I must say--a hottie loony scumbag and an airhead stripper porn whore! Astounding, simply astounding!
I owe some of you major visits to yer blogs. Scold me/remind me will ya?
The greatest WWII-Holocaust-Nazi film ever made. Magnificent performances, and the original trailer has some fine music: