Top positive review
on May 2, 2016
Not suitable for the whole family. Should be rated 'R'.
Generally, "Django Unchained" is a good story, but it's full of violence, nudity and fowl language.
The plot occurs just prior to the US Civil War and the backdrop is the American Slave Trade. So, immense cruelty is depicted throughout the show and, for me, this was tough to take.
I also didn't like the ""N" Word". Yet, it was casually-mentioned about 1,000 or more times. So, this, too, was tough, for me.
For those reasons, the nearly 3 hour-long film, for me, seemed a bit long.
Yet, I had to repeatedly remind myself that the story was about a different culture and, accordingly, I got the impression that Quentin Tarantino, who wrote and directed the movie, had based it on substantial research. So, I think the story probably came close to the truth about the mistreatment of Blacks, during that period.
In the film, Leonardo DiCaprio's obnoxious White character asked an interesting question. Referring to the Black slaves, he queried: "Why don't they kill us?"
"Probably for the same reason why many Jews passively went to their deaths, in Nazi Germany", I thought; their situation was so bad, they just could not believe it.
Others likely suffered from Stockholm Syndrome or learned to survive, etc.
No doubt, however, some Blacks did kill or tried to kill Whites.
The gore might have been exaggerated. Some curse words could have been too modern, but all the actors did great acting and the costumes, sets, etc. seemed authentic.
So, "Django Unchained" was a good, but 'tough-to-take' movie.
Incidentally, I'm White, too.