Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A flim by Quentin Tarantino,and you can tell right by the opening scene and credits.The visuals on this scene are incredible,lush green and rich farmland dominate the screen.
The film opens on a dairy farm in Nazi occupied France as we see an approaching Col Hans Landa.He quickly invites himself in and lets the farmer know what he is here for,to find all hiding Jews.He gets the farmer to admit he is hiding Jews under the floor and Landa has them killed off rather quickly except for one,a girl named Shoshana who manages to escape.
We then meet Aldo Raine(Brad Pitt)leader of the basterds.He quicky informs his soldiers what he wants them to do.......kill Nahzi's.He demands the scalps of 100 dead Nazhi's from each basterd.His group has become widely known around Germany as the Inglorious basterds and one of his soldiers has become know as the "the bear Jew" cause he smashes Nazi's skulls in.
Next we meet Shoshana who now has changed her name and is running a theatre in France.Shoshana quicky catches the eye of a German soldier who pursues her and later we find out is war hero Fredrick Zoller,the german Private York. He gets Joseph Goebbels to premiere his new film as Shoshana's theatre which will be attended by all the higher-ups in the third Reich including Hitler himself.Shoshana and her black projectionist quickly come up with a plan to burn down the theatre for the premiere.Meanwhile Raine and the basterds have their own plan to blow-up and take out the theatre and the third Reich also,however their plan goes astray when Col Hans Landa is able to detect that Raine and his helped aren't the italian film-making crew they claim to be.All this sets up for a great final chapter.
What I dug so much about this flim was the acting.Col Hans Landa played by Christopher Waltz put on a hell of a performance. He's brillant,ironic,mannered,crazy and evil all rolled into one.He always appears to stare right through his adversaries.Brad Pitt's portrayal of Aldo Raine is downright hilarious.His southern accent was hilarious and him pretending to be italian was even funnier...Bonjourno,correcto....He really impressed me in this film with his acting abilities.Shoshana,played by Melanie Laurent also was impressive,her quiet personality not overshadowed by her hate of the Nazi's was a treat to watch.Not to mention she is a treat on the eyes and her French was incredibily sexy. Tarantino definitely did his homework again for this film.The one thing I didn't like was his casting of Mike Myers...err Austin Powers as General Ed Fenech.He seemed out of place and hard to take serious.Notable mentions also to Eli Roth as the bear jew and Martin Wuttke and Sylvester Groth and Hitler and Goebbels.
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Brad Pitt was downright funny in Inglorious basterds....Bonjourno,Correcto..He definitely was a good fir for this role and kudos to him for pulling it off.His dialogue and the way he talked was pretty hilarious.The film was also very well done,Tarantino did a great job.Of course anything Nazi-german related interests me
This has always been a guilty pleasure movie of mine back to the VHS days,in fact the last time I saw this before yesterday was on VHS.For the most part I still enjoyed it,while being older and more mature now I still had a fun time watching this.
The cast is stellar,you got Peter Weller,Ernie Hudson,Richrad Crenna and Daniel Stern. They are all underwater miners looking for silver and other minerals 15000 feet below the water.They come across a sunken Russian ship. Of course 2 crew members,six pack(Stern) and elizabeth(Amanda) explore the ship and when they get back things aren't normal.Six-pack begins to feel sick and is eventually dead...er..somewhat.....Dr Thompson thinks or knows that something from that ship made him die and...start ummm start to turn into a fish.Yes whatever the thing/virus is it takes over your body to use and transform.This creature begins to take over the crew one at a time....using all their bodies to morph.Kind of like the creature from the thing,in fact this movie to me is the thing underwater,though not nearly as suspenseful or eventful.The pacing for the first 45 mins or so is very slow but it does have that slow burn type of build up that you wish you could skip through.Stan Winston,who did the creature effects on the thing does the creature effects here as well.I was one in the majority that liked the way this underwater sea monster looked.Bizzare-looking but I think they showed just enough of it to be effective.And nothing could top the thing anyways.
I enjoyed this more than deep-star six and lords of the deep and I thought it was more fun then the abyss.The line delivered by Weller at the end-battle is so corny and gay but I couldn't help but laugh.That's what 80s/early 90's cliches were about..his end kill-line say ah..motherfucker