Inglourious Basterds - The Officially Awesome Review

*Contains some slight spoilers - Read at your own risk* :P
 
Quentin Tarantino makes great movies. It is a simple fact. There is no denying the draw and appeal of classics such as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, or perhaps the mad violence that made the Kill Bill series an action classic. It just so happens that Inglourious Basterds is another great film by Tarantino. So good, in fact, it ranks up there with his best, easily. After leaving the theater, I was overwhelmed with love for this movie. It is definitely my favorite movie of the summer and will be hard to top for the rest of the year.

The Basterds

The film starts out with a scene that strongly parallels the opener to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Tarantino's professed favorite movie. Hans Landa, played by a impossibly good Christoph Waltz, is a Nazi assigned with the task of rounding up the Jews in France, or just exterminating them. He meets with a French farmer, Perrier LaPadite (in an excellent, too short appearance by Denis Menochet) to ask him if he is hiding any Jewish people in his house. The conversation is innocent enough; he compliments LaPadite of his beautiful daughters and requests a drink, milk in this case. They engage in small talk for a few minutes and the scene documents every moment. The suspense is present throughout as Landa uses his menacing wit to coax information out of the farmer. It eventually draws to a thunderous, frightening close as Landa gets his way. This opening scene is almost identical in a sense to The Good, The Bad and the Ugly when The Bad confronts a farmer, pestering him for information. Drawing from one of the greatest movies of all time is certainly a fine thing to do (Tarantino borrowed elements from the film before such as the Mexican Standoff which makes an appearance in this film as well). This scene starts the movie off well and gives the Jewish escapee, Shoshanna Dreyfus, a reason for vengeance.

Brad Pitt and his crew are given a introduction as "The Basterds" next, a group of Jewish-Americans with one mission only: "Killin' Nazis." According to Aldo Raine (Pitt), the "business is boomin'" and the whole German army is starting to fear this ragtag group of violent figures. Pitt is excellent in his Nazi-hating, Southern American role and is always provides a laugh throughout the movie. Aldo's gang also includes "The Bear Jew," played by a insane yet amusing Eli Roth, Hugo Stiglitz, a Nazi killing machine who Til Schweiger fulfills the role for, and Smithson Utivich, played by BJ Novak, or "Ryan" from The Office. The whole crew is given a comical view, despite their horrible war crimes, and each member is given a distinct, interesting personality.
Shoshanna's mission

There is also a separate agenda for Shoshanna, the Jewish girl whose family was terrorized early on by Landa. Her role is occupied by another relative unknown to American cinema, Melanie Laurent. She acts with cold grace, turning down the advances made on her by the handsome, nagging hero soldier, Frederick Zoller, played by Daniel Bruhl. She owns a cinema in Paris, and Zoller, trying to flatter her, wants to premiere the movie based off his accomplishments at her venue. This quickly sets up a situation where she can get back at the scum that murdered her family and her vengeful character really steals the show in many of her scenes.

Meanwhile, there is a separate plan to take down the Third Reich by the Basterds themselves, with an almost unrecognizable Mike Myers as the courier. A bunch of other great roles are shown throughout, including a British film critic turned spy played by Michael Fassbender and a large part played by Diane Kruger as Bridget von Hammersmark, a famous actress turned spy for the Allies. Everyone here adds a ton of personality to their characters and, as a result, the world feels fresh and alive. There has not been such a stellar lineup of actors, known and unknown, in awhile.
Hey, look who it is!!

As many Quentin Tarantino movies can boast to, Inglourious Basterds has style. Pure, smooth style. Starting with the words "Once upon a time in Nazi-occupied France," the film does not take itself seriously and, thus, can have a lot of fun with its setting. The props and settings are all historically accurate but the presentation of the movie is anything but. When introducing Hugo Stiglitz, a burst of rock guitar rings with huge, screen-filling, yellow font of his name. A cool narration by Samuel L. Jackson ensues with a flashback, and the action returns to the scene as if nothing happened. Only Tarantino can pull off something like that. In addition, the soundtrack is stellar as well, mixing Ennio Morricone-style epics with 70s funk and David Bowie. The music is so far from the setting that each time it plays, you can't help but laugh at the some of the ridiculousness at hand. Regardless, the soundtrack still managed to fit perfectly with the action, giving the movie its own identity.

Much praise has already been given to Christoph Waltz for his impeccable portrayal of mirth mixed with malice, but I must add to it. Every scene of his is his own, and his blend of evil and humor is unlike anything I have seen before. When he finds out crucial information about Operation Kino (the plan to kill high-ranking Nazi officials), he shouts "That's a bingo!!" in a way that will make anyone laugh and cringe simultaneously. His "chat" with Shoshanna at a Nazi party is suspenseful and nerve-wracking, even when he has nothing much to say at all. He will surely receive a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance and he deserves to win it. The psychotic villain genre has been played by many great actors recently, such as Heath Ledger and Jackie Earle-Haley, and now Christoph Waltz can deservedly sit among them. He draws
Christoph Waltz with the infamous pipe
attention from every audience member and won't let go until his character is completely absent from the screen. In summary, he is fantastic.

The violence in this film has also gained some publicity but it is no more than a typical 21st century Tarantino film. There are several scenes of scalping and beatings but they are usually not given a serious tone, but instead a comical one. Shootouts are brief but intense; a shootout in the bar must have had at least 20 shots go by in less than 10 seconds. The final, climactic scene is literally explosive and a pleasure to watch, even despite its grossly disfigured body parts. Seeing history being rewritten, Tarantino-style, had me laughing hard for its approximate three minute duration.

The writing overall is top-notch, with obviously Quentin at the helm. While some may say they drag on too long, I found about every line of dialogue interesting due to the talented actors, and usually suspense is drawn from even the most inane of occurrences such as a waiter serving whipped cream. Once again, Christoph Waltz steals every one of his scenes and takes Tarantino's work and elevates it farther than even the director predicted. The screenplay was reportedly ten years in the making, going through several rewrites, and, while there have certainly been better scripts written in shorter amounts of time, Tarantino did not put that time to waste because the effort and proofreading show. The film's steady, patient approach throughout also suggest one thing and one thing only: Quentin Tarantino is the man and he knows it. He does not need anyone to ask him to cut with zooming in on someone pouring milk because it has to be there, at least in his mind. At a solid two and a half hours long, Inglourious Basterds takes its time but still manages to make all of it interesting, even when conversations approach the twenty minute mark or more. Only a man like Quentin can pull that off.

In the end, Inglourious Basterds is a fantastic film. Some may end up not liking it because of its length, gratuity or blend of different genres but they probably don't like Tarantino's style in the first place. This movie will be remembered by me and many others down the road as a mad work of art. The film's final words are, said by Pitt's Aldo Raine, "I think this just might be my masterpiece" as he stares at a swastika-scarred scalp he created. We all know that it is truly Tarantino behind the camera saying that, and he is truly right.
  
10/10
 
46 Comments
47 Comments
Edited by RHCPfan24

*Contains some slight spoilers - Read at your own risk* :P
 
Quentin Tarantino makes great movies. It is a simple fact. There is no denying the draw and appeal of classics such as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, or perhaps the mad violence that made the Kill Bill series an action classic. It just so happens that Inglourious Basterds is another great film by Tarantino. So good, in fact, it ranks up there with his best, easily. After leaving the theater, I was overwhelmed with love for this movie. It is definitely my favorite movie of the summer and will be hard to top for the rest of the year.

The Basterds

The film starts out with a scene that strongly parallels the opener to The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Tarantino's professed favorite movie. Hans Landa, played by a impossibly good Christoph Waltz, is a Nazi assigned with the task of rounding up the Jews in France, or just exterminating them. He meets with a French farmer, Perrier LaPadite (in an excellent, too short appearance by Denis Menochet) to ask him if he is hiding any Jewish people in his house. The conversation is innocent enough; he compliments LaPadite of his beautiful daughters and requests a drink, milk in this case. They engage in small talk for a few minutes and the scene documents every moment. The suspense is present throughout as Landa uses his menacing wit to coax information out of the farmer. It eventually draws to a thunderous, frightening close as Landa gets his way. This opening scene is almost identical in a sense to The Good, The Bad and the Ugly when The Bad confronts a farmer, pestering him for information. Drawing from one of the greatest movies of all time is certainly a fine thing to do (Tarantino borrowed elements from the film before such as the Mexican Standoff which makes an appearance in this film as well). This scene starts the movie off well and gives the Jewish escapee, Shoshanna Dreyfus, a reason for vengeance.

Brad Pitt and his crew are given a introduction as "The Basterds" next, a group of Jewish-Americans with one mission only: "Killin' Nazis." According to Aldo Raine (Pitt), the "business is boomin'" and the whole German army is starting to fear this ragtag group of violent figures. Pitt is excellent in his Nazi-hating, Southern American role and is always provides a laugh throughout the movie. Aldo's gang also includes "The Bear Jew," played by a insane yet amusing Eli Roth, Hugo Stiglitz, a Nazi killing machine who Til Schweiger fulfills the role for, and Smithson Utivich, played by BJ Novak, or "Ryan" from The Office. The whole crew is given a comical view, despite their horrible war crimes, and each member is given a distinct, interesting personality.
Shoshanna's mission

There is also a separate agenda for Shoshanna, the Jewish girl whose family was terrorized early on by Landa. Her role is occupied by another relative unknown to American cinema, Melanie Laurent. She acts with cold grace, turning down the advances made on her by the handsome, nagging hero soldier, Frederick Zoller, played by Daniel Bruhl. She owns a cinema in Paris, and Zoller, trying to flatter her, wants to premiere the movie based off his accomplishments at her venue. This quickly sets up a situation where she can get back at the scum that murdered her family and her vengeful character really steals the show in many of her scenes.

Meanwhile, there is a separate plan to take down the Third Reich by the Basterds themselves, with an almost unrecognizable Mike Myers as the courier. A bunch of other great roles are shown throughout, including a British film critic turned spy played by Michael Fassbender and a large part played by Diane Kruger as Bridget von Hammersmark, a famous actress turned spy for the Allies. Everyone here adds a ton of personality to their characters and, as a result, the world feels fresh and alive. There has not been such a stellar lineup of actors, known and unknown, in awhile.
Hey, look who it is!!

As many Quentin Tarantino movies can boast to, Inglourious Basterds has style. Pure, smooth style. Starting with the words "Once upon a time in Nazi-occupied France," the film does not take itself seriously and, thus, can have a lot of fun with its setting. The props and settings are all historically accurate but the presentation of the movie is anything but. When introducing Hugo Stiglitz, a burst of rock guitar rings with huge, screen-filling, yellow font of his name. A cool narration by Samuel L. Jackson ensues with a flashback, and the action returns to the scene as if nothing happened. Only Tarantino can pull off something like that. In addition, the soundtrack is stellar as well, mixing Ennio Morricone-style epics with 70s funk and David Bowie. The music is so far from the setting that each time it plays, you can't help but laugh at the some of the ridiculousness at hand. Regardless, the soundtrack still managed to fit perfectly with the action, giving the movie its own identity.

Much praise has already been given to Christoph Waltz for his impeccable portrayal of mirth mixed with malice, but I must add to it. Every scene of his is his own, and his blend of evil and humor is unlike anything I have seen before. When he finds out crucial information about Operation Kino (the plan to kill high-ranking Nazi officials), he shouts "That's a bingo!!" in a way that will make anyone laugh and cringe simultaneously. His "chat" with Shoshanna at a Nazi party is suspenseful and nerve-wracking, even when he has nothing much to say at all. He will surely receive a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance and he deserves to win it. The psychotic villain genre has been played by many great actors recently, such as Heath Ledger and Jackie Earle-Haley, and now Christoph Waltz can deservedly sit among them. He draws
Christoph Waltz with the infamous pipe
attention from every audience member and won't let go until his character is completely absent from the screen. In summary, he is fantastic.

The violence in this film has also gained some publicity but it is no more than a typical 21st century Tarantino film. There are several scenes of scalping and beatings but they are usually not given a serious tone, but instead a comical one. Shootouts are brief but intense; a shootout in the bar must have had at least 20 shots go by in less than 10 seconds. The final, climactic scene is literally explosive and a pleasure to watch, even despite its grossly disfigured body parts. Seeing history being rewritten, Tarantino-style, had me laughing hard for its approximate three minute duration.

The writing overall is top-notch, with obviously Quentin at the helm. While some may say they drag on too long, I found about every line of dialogue interesting due to the talented actors, and usually suspense is drawn from even the most inane of occurrences such as a waiter serving whipped cream. Once again, Christoph Waltz steals every one of his scenes and takes Tarantino's work and elevates it farther than even the director predicted. The screenplay was reportedly ten years in the making, going through several rewrites, and, while there have certainly been better scripts written in shorter amounts of time, Tarantino did not put that time to waste because the effort and proofreading show. The film's steady, patient approach throughout also suggest one thing and one thing only: Quentin Tarantino is the man and he knows it. He does not need anyone to ask him to cut with zooming in on someone pouring milk because it has to be there, at least in his mind. At a solid two and a half hours long, Inglourious Basterds takes its time but still manages to make all of it interesting, even when conversations approach the twenty minute mark or more. Only a man like Quentin can pull that off.

In the end, Inglourious Basterds is a fantastic film. Some may end up not liking it because of its length, gratuity or blend of different genres but they probably don't like Tarantino's style in the first place. This movie will be remembered by me and many others down the road as a mad work of art. The film's final words are, said by Pitt's Aldo Raine, "I think this just might be my masterpiece" as he stares at a swastika-scarred scalp he created. We all know that it is truly Tarantino behind the camera saying that, and he is truly right.
  
10/10
 
Posted by Bruce

Umm, next time, please don't give away the last sceneeeeeeeeeeee. 
 
As an Israeli Jew, I can't help but feel that this movie is somewhat offensive; but then again, it might just be the film snob in me that hates Tarantino. Pulp Fiction was good, it wasn't that good.
Posted by torus
@Bruce said:
" Umm, next time, please don't give away the last sceneeeeeeeeeeee.  As an Israeli Jew, I can't help but feel that this movie is somewhat offensive; but then again, it might just be the film snob in me that hates Tarantino. Pulp Fiction was good, it wasn't that good. "
Where in Israel? I am half Israeli.
Posted by RHCPfan24
@Bruce said:
" Umm, next time, please don't give away the last sceneeeeeeeeeeee.  As an Israeli Jew, I can't help but feel that this movie is somewhat offensive; but then again, it might just be the film snob in me that hates Tarantino. Pulp Fiction was good, it wasn't that good. "
I really didn't give away the last scene, just the line. The last scene really isn't a surprise but there is something that happens in it that I didn't mention. 
 
Also, I don't understand why some people don't like Pulp Fiction. It is one of my favorite movies ever, but I will just leave it there and agree to disagree. You have probably already heard the praise PF fans have given the movie.
Posted by Pie
@RHCPfan24: Way to spoil everything.......................
Posted by Mikemcn

Im so glad this is good, it looks fantastic from the trailers.
Posted by RHCPfan24
@Pie said:
" @RHCPfan24: Way to spoil everything....................... "
Another invaluable piece of dialogue spoken by Pie.
 
@Mikemcn said:
" Im so glad this is good, it looks fantastic from the trailers. "

You probably will like it. Like I said, there are some people who may come from this film disappointed or expecting something different, but if you go into expecting a goofy, violent tale of WWII, you will probably like it. Also, if you like/love Tarantino's other works this should be even better because of that.
Posted by JacobForrest

Nice review. I still have to see this; Tarantino is one of my favourite directors, third to David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@JacobForrest said:
" Nice review. I still have to see this; Tarantino is one of my favourite directors, third to David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. "
That's good taste you got there. All three are also up there with my favorites. They also make strange, bizarre movies. A great thing though!!
Posted by JacobForrest
@RHCPfan24: I'm not the biggest movie-goer in the world, so the ones that stick in my mind the most happen to be erratic, yet highly entertaining ones. Then again, there are a few movies like Munich and Milk that weren't 'entertaining' per se but very moving nonetheless.
Posted by giyanks22

This movie was so badass and entertaining. I loved it. The final sequence where they were shooting all the Nazis, was absolutely awesome.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@giyanks22 said:
" This movie was so badass and entertaining. I loved it. The final sequence where they were shooting all the Nazis, was absolutely awesome. "
I was laughing harder than I had in any comedy this summer for some reason. I loved it too. It was such a badass scene and I found it hilarious.
Posted by natetodamax

I want to see this movie just to hear Brad Pitt say "We're gonna kill some Nahzis" or something like that.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@natetodamax said:
" I want to see this movie just to hear Brad Pitt say "We're gonna kill some Nahzis" or something like that. "
"I want my scalps!!" Yeah, his accent is great. One of the best parts of the film.
Posted by tranquilchaos

My review: 5/5 
 
I still like Death Proof just a tad better, but I thought Basterds was totally without flaw.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Bruce said:
"As an Israeli Jew, I can't help but feel that this movie is somewhat offensive; but then again, it might just be the film snob in me that hates Tarantino. Pulp Fiction was good, it wasn't that good. "  
You're a israeli jew ?
Posted by Lashe

Well written review you have there mate, top job!  
 
I probably wouldn't have it at a perfect 10/10, but it was a great film from one of my favourite directors, would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Posted by AdventChild

Thats'a Bingo!

Posted by RHCPfan24
@Fragstoff said:
"

agreed.  
your review is very spoiler-ish, you should have warned people.  

"
I added a little warning at the top. Too late for you, I know, but honestly, I don't think I revealed too much in here; no more than a typical Ebert review.
@Lashe said:
" Well written review you have there mate, top job!   I probably wouldn't have it at a perfect 10/10, but it was a great film from one of my favourite directors, would recommend to anyone and everyone! "

You know what? I don't know if it necessarily is a 10/10 in my book. Looking at past ratings I had, I have given Pulp Fiction a 10 and other classics like The Usual Suspects a 9 (I have a profile online, IMDB). Is Inglourious Basterds better than The Usual Suspects or Full Metal Jacket (another example)? I am not sure. Nonetheless, I loved this movie more than I have anything this year, and to me that is stronger than its quality, still high no matter what. I think, a few months from now when I see it again, I may lower it to a 9 just to be politically correct but I still view it as a mad masterpiece. Also, I was in a good spirits when I wrote this so perhaps I was in a giving mood?
Posted by Lashe
@RHCPfan24: Oh I can totally relate - if I were to review it fresh from the cinema I would have given the movie and 11! Definitely the movie of the year (thus far), but I tend to be pretty limiting on what I give a 10 to or whatnot. I think there's only one film in my mind deserving of a perfect 10 and that would be The Shawshank Redemption, and even that has some flaws in it that I can see (namely in its editing). 
 
But yes, no matter what digit you fix to it the film was fantastic and definitely one of Tarantinos finest since Pulp Fiction.
Posted by ninjakiller
@Ahmad_Metallic said:

" @Bruce said:

"As an Israeli Jew, I can't help but feel that this movie is somewhat offensive; but then again, it might just be the film snob in me that hates Tarantino. Pulp Fiction was good, it wasn't that good. "  
You're a israeli jew ? "
  Ba-dumm, tsch!
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@ninjakiller:  so we have a few israelis on GB... eizy yofi
Posted by RHCPfan24
@Lashe said:
" @RHCPfan24: Oh I can totally relate - if I were to review it fresh from the cinema I would have given the movie and 11! Definitely the movie of the year (thus far), but I tend to be pretty limiting on what I give a 10 to or whatnot. I think there's only one film in my mind deserving of a perfect 10 and that would be The Shawshank Redemption, and even that has some flaws in it that I can see (namely in its editing).  But yes, no matter what digit you fix to it the film was fantastic and definitely one of Tarantinos finest since Pulp Fiction. "
Totally. I have trouble when I decide what deserves my highest rating. I used to really strict, only giving it to the Godfather and, yes, Shawshank, but now I have loosened up a bit and given it to movies like this and Up. Does this movie still fit the perfect 10 mold? Eh...I am not sure. Nonetheless, like I said and you understood, coming back from seeing it and thinking about all the amazing things that happened made me overwhelmed with love for this film. I haven't felt that way about a movie since...The Darjeeling Limited or Big Fish. Those two are other examples of misunderstood/underrated films.
Posted by Eric_Buck

Lol related to Nazis.

Edited by TwoOneFive

i thought it fucking sucked and everyone needs to hop off tarintinos cock.  
it was so fucking boring and i felt jipped the whole time. the basterds werent in it much. it was all this loooooong boring scenes. they were so fucking drawn out and completely predictable.

Posted by CaptainTightPants

Ive loved Tarantinos past films, but this movie was incredibly underwhelming for me. I couldn't bring myself to liking it much, not my kind of movie i guess and Ive seen much better this year.
I might have to re watch it though as i was in a bored mood when i watched it and that might have ruined the movie.

Posted by HandsomeDead

Opening up with a lie is not a good idea.

Edited by Rio

Quentin Tarantino's style doesnt always mesh real well with me, and sometimes its just too played out and uninteresting.  I felt that in this case, for Inglorious Basterds, everything fell together very well.  The characters were fleshed out in an interesting way and pace, the evil found in the Jew Hunter was very impressive and a little engrossing to watch.  Brad Pitt was hilarious and spot on as ever giving great base structure to the Basterds.
 
I am always very skeptical before seeing a Tarantino film.  I went into this film with the same skepticism and within the first 20 mins knew that I was going to love it.  I was thoroughly pleased walking out of the theatre.  When Tarantino gets something right,  its usually something special.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@TwoOneFive: @Resident4t: @HandsomeDead: @Rio: 
Ah, I see this blog reemerged. I don't know why exactly. I see that some don't like Tarantino's style at all and some do and found this disappointing. To that, I say to each his or her own. I really found the acting superb and the scenes that were drawn out were brilliant in my opinion. Some people don't like it and that is fine. And, to HandsomeDead, I know you don't like Tarantino's style (that was a good blog you made awhile back) and that is fine. However, you can't deny that the overwhelming majority of modern-day moviegoers do. Some people don't like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs and really can't comprehend why. But, like I said, everyone has their own opinion.
Posted by CitizenKane

I absolutely loved it.  Christoph Waltz was the best part of the movie.  He deserves an Academy Award nomination.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@CitizenKane: I perfectly agree. He deserves the award, really. Nice to see someone who enjoyed it!!! And, for the record, every friend and family member who I know that saw it absolutely loved it as well. Sure, some don't but most people seem to have a positive impression of this film.
Posted by Afroman269
@CitizenKane said:
" I absolutely loved it.  Christoph Waltz was the best part of the movie.  He deserves an Academy Award nomination. "
this
Posted by HandsomeDead

I definitely agree with the praise Waltz is getting. He deservedly won the Best Actor award at Cannes so I hope that follows through to the Oscars, though I can imagine him getting a nomination then losing to some Oscar baiting bellend like Sean Penn.

Posted by Shazam

Fantastic review! You summed up everything I loved about the film and you've actually made me want to go see it again (and I've seen it 5 times in the space of 4 weeks). 
 
You did leave out one of the funniest scenes in it, I literally had tears rolling down my face from laughter. *SPOILER*   
 
Lt.Aldo Raine, Bridget von Hammersmark and his two other plucky compartates are nervously waiting in the foyer of the cinema when none other than Hans comes up to them ? I was so tense, you know that he knows and you're just waiting the entire time. Then, all that tension is released when Raine says "Bonjourno" in the thickest southern accent. 
 
You've said all that needs to be said about the funniest,slickest and most .. well Tarintinoish film of the summer. I applaud you sir, but kind of hate you because now I have to fork out the 10 euro it costs for a cinema ticket just to see a film I've already seen 5 times. ;)

Posted by clubsandwich

fucking stop spreading spoilers already! :B

Posted by RHCPfan24
@HandsomeDead said:
" I definitely agree with the praise Waltz is getting. He deservedly won the Best Actor award at Cannes so I hope that follows through to the Oscars, though I can imagine him getting a nomination then losing to some Oscar baiting bellend like Sean Penn. "
"And the Oscar goes to.....Sean Penn in Tyler Perry's most recent comedy!! It was a truly emotional performance, look at the way he reacted when he found out his mother was black!"
 
Yeah, lol, let's hope that doesn't happen.
 
@Shazam said:
" Fantastic review! You summed up everything I loved about the film and you've actually made me want to go see it again (and I've seen it 5 times in the space of 4 weeks). 
 
You did leave out one of the funniest scenes in it, I literally had tears rolling down my face from laughter. *SPOILER*   
 
Lt.Aldo Raine, Bridget von Hammersmark and his two other plucky compartates are nervously waiting in the foyer of the cinema when none other than Hans comes up to them ? I was so tense, you know that he knows and you're just waiting the entire time. Then, all that tension is released when Raine says "Bonjourno" in the thickest southern accent. 
 
You've said all that needs to be said about the funniest,slickest and most .. well Tarintinoish film of the summer. I applaud you sir, but kind of hate you because now I have to fork out the 10 euro it costs for a cinema ticket just to see a film I've already seen 5 times. ;) "

Haha, I appreciate your enthusiasm! I have seen it two times myself, though 5 is a lot! But, yeah, I loved that scene and I should've mentioned it. Then again, it is worth seeing it for the first time without knowing about it; I wouldn't want to spoil it!
 
Speaking of spoilers....
@clubsandwich said:
" fucking stop spreading spoilers already! :B "

Well, first, my review didn't have many spoilers, light ones at the most. Second, there is a warning at the top. If you didn't care to read it, that is not my fault.
Posted by SJSchmidt93
@Pie said:
" @RHCPfan24: Way to spoil everything....................... "
Way to ignore the warning.
Edited by Rio
@RHCPfan24: I'd like to mention that there are plenty of Tarantino Films that I do like, but there are quite a few that I dislike as well.  Its kind of right down the middle for me.   
 
Sukiyaki Western Django for example.  I loved that film but hated Tarantino's scenes, they did not flow like the rest of the movie and created a strange vibe.  I was angry that he started the movie and I couldnt appreciate the beginning after his scene left an awkward taste in my mouth.  I had to re-watch the movie to get a better feel for it.  I will plead ignorance to the extent of his involvement in said film, but my understanding was he mainly had control over his character and the couple of scenes he was in and thats mainly it.
Edited by RHCPfan24
@Rio: I do agree that Tarantino has many moments when he hasn't lived up to his other films. In fact, any time when he works with another director or collaborates with others in some sort usually don't work well. Death Proof was disappointing for me and he has his name slapped on various Hostel movies. He's best when he is by himself, such as here. The one exception to this can be Pulp Fiction, which he wrote with Roger Avary.
 
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @Pie said:
" @RHCPfan24: Way to spoil everything....................... "
Way to ignore the warning. "

To be fair, that warning was not there when he posted that. But still, it's Pie.
Posted by Pie
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @Pie said:
" @RHCPfan24: Way to spoil everything....................... "
Way to ignore the warning. "
Way to not know about me and RHCPfan24
Edited by StarFry64

I don't know about this particular film- it is the most difficult to recommend. But either way, to me, I was entertained... yeah... I'm pausing because there were times, and it is major, when scenes just stall. These scenes linger on with dialogue to increase tension but sometimes it does not give an effect. But when these scenes have moments of great (tense) dialogue, it's coool. If only a few parts of dialogue were cut off for these dialogue-driven scenes, it'd be better for the casual moviegoer (like my father, lawl). Some theorize that Quentin Tarantino puts these unnecessary talk bits to make the violence in the film more surprising, tense, and shocking. If this was intentional it definitely worked but still, come on man you don't have to keep EVERY moment of a scene (this final cut is a minute longer than the Cannes Version). The violence, just like District 9 (although obviously more grounded on reality), is something you haven't seen in a long time - its fresh and when the violence is used to be humorous as well it works. Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, and Mélanie Laurent had the best performances in the movie - all three so great that I can't tell which one takes over the other. Mike Myers, for the very short time, was interesting but Eli Roth was the worst in this movie. The instances of Tarantino sprinkled in this movie is great, especially when it breaks the boring parts of the film. People complaining they wanted more "Basterds" I agree totally but did it ruin the movie for me? Not really. Those wanting something in the like of Pulp Fiction, this is TOTALLY it but then again, who knows, it's a movie to be sure on the love it or hate it camp. Despite the rating now, it might get higher or lower on the second time I see this. 
 
Rating: 3 stars out of 4 stars

Posted by RHCPfan24
@StarFry64: That's cool, yo. I see your complaints and understand. And yes, Eli Roth was probably the weakest part of the movie, though I did find the first scene with him and the bat entertaining. But he still is a sucky actor and director.
Posted by Virago

i am SO looking forward to this movie

Posted by JeffGoldblum

So does Mr. Tarantino Cameo?
I hope he does.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@JeffGoldblum said:
" So does Mr. Tarantino Cameo? I hope he does. "
Thankfully, he does not.
Posted by ashton

 this movie was no where near a 10/10

Posted by SJSchmidt93
@Pie said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" @Pie said:
" @RHCPfan24: Way to spoil everything....................... "
Way to ignore the warning. "
Way to not know about me and RHCPfan24 "
Way to.... 
 
I got nothing.