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Thoughts on Inglourious Basterds (film article)

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Before seeing this film, I was sadly informed that I should, quote, "lower my expectation for insane WWII cool-ass violence." God damn it, thought I, can't we just see some Nazi's getting slashed and burnt without all of this nagging plot exposition and character development. For about 5 years, that's all video games were about. No doubt there's a 20 minute conversation about some obscure pop song, when we could be experiencing Jewish retribution.

 

Now having seen Inglourious Basterds, I can gleefully proclaim it an absolutely brilliant experience, and Tarantino's best film since Pulp Fiction. I was particularly impressed [SPOILERS] with the scene in which all of the Nazi's are laughing and cheering at the screening of war propaganda flick "Nation's Pride", and then later, when the cinema is set alight and the Basterds are gunning down the crowd, the audience around me (including myself) began laughing and cheering as well. It only occured to me later how Tarantino was demonstrating how contemporary society views violence, with us as the guinea pigs [/SPOILERS]. Highly recommended; my favourite film of '09 so far.

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