Quentin Tarantino's Latest a Mostly Self-Indulgent Battle
- Friday, August 21, 2009
After the sniper insists she host the premiere of his new movie at her theater (something she initially has reservations about—and with good cause), she agrees to host the event. But she's not simply being nice, of course. She's got a motive that also involves revenge. And what better away to exact it than to assemble all the leaders together at one place?
To say much more plot-wise would inevitably ruin the rest for anyone interested in seeing it, so I'll refrain. But I will say this: Inglourious B*sterds is a movie that you'll either love or hate. There's really no reaction in between, and that's probably exactly what Tarantino intended because pushing people's buttons is his forté. Unfortunately, he does it with such a garish sense of style that it's often difficult to remember if there was anything redemptive about the experience.
- Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking, some to the point of drunkenness on display, plus cigarette smoking.
- Language/Profanity: More than 20 uses of the "f" word plus a smattering of other expletives, including cases where God's name is misused.
- Sex/Nudity: There's a quick scene of sexual intercourse, plus plenty of sexual innuendo throughout.
- Violence: Anyone not familiar with Quentin Tarantino's previous work may be surprised by the amount of graphic (read: bloody and gory) violence on display here which includes: deaths by gunfire, baseball bats, choking and fire. Those already dead are also scalped, and in one scene, a swastika is carved into a person's forehead.
Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.
For more information, including her upcoming book signings and sample chapters of her novels, check out her Website.
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