Say what you want about Quentin Tarantino but he’s a genius filmmaker who doesn’t play by Hollywood rules. He’s a rogue, a rebel who calls his own shots and crafts excellent films that are as deranged and brilliant as he is.
In “Inglourious Basterds,” Tarantino returns with a vengeance, literally! The director calls his World War II payback fantasy his Jewish revenge movie. Indeed, from “Kill Bill” to kill Hitler (played in the movie by Martin Wuttke), Tarantino is great at showing the roaring rampage of revenge.
Come to think of it, I cannot recall a full-out revenge movie within the war genre. “Inglourious Basterds” is the first war-based film I’ve seen where the oppressed (the Jews) are out to get the enemy (the Nazis), one scalp at a time. Read More...
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