Movie – Inglourious Basterds (2009)

dozenphoto from here

Synopsis: Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz)… Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.

We found the show really entertaining and believable about 2/3’s of the way.  However, what we found a little annoying was, Tarantino’s brilliant dialogue-centered screenplay (his trademark of talk-talk-talk before any action starts) that gets a little self indulgent and tedious. Also, what the hell was that “ordering 3 whisky glasses” German give-away about? Someone kindly enlighten us.


We also found the part of an initially scared and timid Shosanna, becoming some fierce, vampish, red-lipsticked heroine at the end, all a bit too fast of  a transition and a bit absurd.

There are also tons of goofs .. read about it here (be warned.. spoilers included if you have yet to watch the movie).

inglorious-bastardsphoto from here

Anyway, all goofs aside, Brad Pitt was great eye candy (as always) as were his ‘basterd’ group of hunks.  The basterds are narcissistic, and ripped.. the movie is gory and has that crazy eclectic folk ballad soundtrack, of the spaghetti western genre..  so, what’s not to love:P I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, despite its over the top-ness.  Cumi only liked half the movie and found the rest tedious. But that is Quentin Tarantino for you!

Comments

  1. …but Tarantino is always self-indulgent in his movies. :)

  2. haven’t been to cinemas much… the last one that I watched was 2012.. ALONE in Gurney Plaza Penang :(

  3. i think the movie was brilliantly crafted, but emotionally hollow. after awhile, all the revenge and sadism just wore me down…

  4. Syiok sendiri is the Quentin’s middle name mah!

  5. yup, i enjoyed the movie too!! Unka also!
    I rmbr his KillBill glorified stuffs & was hooked since! ;p

  6. *lol*
    And if it’s not gory too, then it’s not really a Tarantino movie.
    (That guy is crazy about gore!)

  7. HB, Sean, Munkey, TNG, J:
    totally .. I liked Grindhouse 2007 the best : genre horror by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Cheesy and entertaining.. and def shiok sendiri! Death Proof and Planet Terror were damn farnee!

  8. Leo:
    Poooooor thang!

  9. oh i understand why I think. Just watched it the other day. The Germans do “3” by showing the first 3 fingers and the “english” do it with other finger formation. That blew their cover!

  10. ok lah GUYS (including the facebook answers).. you are ALL smarter than blur Ciki .. LOL :P (but did anyone verify this with some old-timer.. preferably GERMAN?! didja?!

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