Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds was one of the best films of 2009, if not the best, and it was also his first foray into history. He’s returning to theaters this Christmas with a movie that goes even further back in time to tackle our nation’s sordid past and present love of violent comeuppance and cameos.
Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as a slave named Django who enters into a deal with a fastidious dentist (Christoph Waltz) for his freedom. If Django helps the good doctor find and identify some wanted men he’ll be granted his freedom as well as the chance at rescuing his wife (Kerry Washington) from a sadistic land baron (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film promises bloody violence and action, sharp dialogue and a dark sense of humor which is exactly the kind of movie you want to watch on Christmas.
Check out the new international trailer below.
See? Pretty much the same as the domestic trailer but with a few tweaks that actually make it a far better watch. Waltz has evolved into a one note character actor (thankfully it’s a damn entertaining note), and while it’s difficult to gauge Foxx’s performance it’s clear DiCaprio is having a hell of a time with his role. The rest of the supporting cast includes Don Johnson, Zoe Bell, James Remar, Bruce Dern, Walter Goggins, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Russo, Tom Savini and, of course, Samuel L Jackson. As long as Tarantino doesn’t decide to show up onscreen as his character from Takashi Miike’s lame Sukiyaki Western Django we should be okay.
Django Unchained opens Christmas day.