Let's Kill Us Some Nat-zies!
By dearmoviegoer on 8/28/2009
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (sic), is a (sic)k joke in more ways than its misspelled title may indicate. An ultra-violent send-up of WWII films, this film parodies movies like The Dirty Dozen, where we root for our good ole American boys as they fight against the Third Reich. The film is a jumble of action film, war epic, and spaghetti western with liters of blood and brain pulp mixed in for equal measure. Throw in some gory shock value and sophomoric humor too! Now, understatement has never been Tarantino's forte, nor has complicated plot structure. His talents lie with snappy dialogue, inventive camera angles, and impeccable style, which are fully abundant here. Yet again, audiences will be hooked on his flamboyant filmmaking skills. However, this time I agree with his critics and fans. Mr. T. has found his niche again and is riding high. I also enjoyed the acting of Melanie Laurent (captivating), and the amazing Christoph Waltz as Landa, in a memorable performance. IB is testosterone-enhanced nonsense. Even though its non-stop campiness and cringe-inducing gore eventually overpowers this revisionist gung-ho history lesson, it's worth your bloody time. GRADE: B+
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