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Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:50 pm
by Kazu
I'm surprised to see that a thread for this film hasn't been started yet, so here we go. Loved the film. Probably my favorite of the year so far, which is surprising since about a month ago I wasn't excited about this film at all. Going to see it again soon, so I'll post some notes after a second viewing...

Re: Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:31 pm
by thirdeyeh
I've become suddenly interested in seeing this. I saw Quinton's interview on Conan and I thought, "man I that looks like good times actually." Glad you liked it. I have no idea when I'll make it out to it.

Re: Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:56 pm
by Kazu
I'll say it definitely isn't for everyone, but if you know what to expect from a Tarantino film, you'll be happy to see he's back to doing what he does best. Also, despite what the trailers indicate, there is very little action in this film. It is almost entirely built of sharp dialogue, like a courtroom drama. Nearly every scene revolves around a suspenseful interrogation.

Re: Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:33 pm
by SonOfaRich
Tarantino said on The Charlie Rose show that he was playing around with suspense in this film because his early critics mentioned that he would never be able to do suspense. So suspense is like a rubber band that he likes to just keep stretching for as much as possible until it finally snaps. I must say, those rubber bands he uses are very elastic.

I was quite entertained by the film. It's very amusing. But I do not know if I like what it says about me. People will either like it or dislike it; i'm actually wavering on it. I would have liked about 15 minutes cut out of the film. I think it would have sat better in my stomach and in my head.

Re: Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:59 pm
by neil
This movie is terrific (in all senses of that word) from start to finish. Usually when there's so much suspense and dramatic irony in a movie, it starts to hold me at a distance—but in this one, there is such a delightful/disturbing reward in every scene that it kept absorbing me. I feel like so many awkward Hollywood war films have really culminated in something great here.

Re: Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:18 pm
by Josh-Ulrich
Outstanding (if not a little disturbing) on all accounts. I felt like the pacing of each scene was perfect and kept me engaged and uneasy all the way. Above and beyond a better film then I was expecting. Definitely enjoyed it.

Re: Inglourious Basterds

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:15 pm
by mr cow
yup. one of the best films so far this year. lets hope tarantino never stops making movies.