Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Django Unchained

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Django Unchained – Opening December 25, 2012

The long-anticipated first look at Quentin Tarantino’s new film was finally released last week, and it’s quite a sight. For all his fame and notoriety, Tarantino has only ever made six full-length feature films (plus segments in a few more), and his last effort, “Inglourious Basterds,” was nothing short of spectacular. Now, he’s making a bona fide western, which is particularly exciting given his professed love for Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and their obvious influences in his previous projects. Reusing Christoph Waltz, whose international career was made by his astonishing, Oscar-winning, quadralingual turn in “Inglourious Basterds,” is a fantastic idea, and it looks like he has a similarly awesome part as the man responsible for unchaining the protagonist, played by Jamie Foxx, who, after a banner year in 2004 with an Oscar win for “Ray,” hasn’t had the ideal follow-up role until now. Leonardo DiCaprio’s wild part looks especially entertaining and unlike what the character actor tends to do. Tarantino films are certain to be brutally violent, and this one looks no different, given that Django is an avenging angel with a quick trigger finger and a desperate desire to be reunited with his wife, played by Kerry Washington. Familiar TV faces James Remar (“Dexter”), M.C. Gainey (“Lost,” “Justified”), and Walton Goggins (“The Shield,” “Justified”) are all in the supporting cast, as is Tarantino favorite Samuel L. Jackson. This film is sure to be irreverent and strange, but it’s also likely to be excellent.

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