The director’s most controversial movie yet stars Jamie Foxx as a freed slave battling an evil plantation owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio — and it has Oscar buzz written all over it! See why YOU should check out this incredible new film. Django Unchained is director Quentin Tarantino‘s latest epic, and it is sure to be his most debated film yet. The sprawling tale tells the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave who joins forces with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to save his wife Broomhilda Von Shaft (Kerry Washington) from the clutches of evil plantation owner Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). This period piece is Quentin’s finest film yet, and will leave crowds on the edge of their seats. Check out five reasons to watch this masterpiece and tell us if YOU will catch it soon!
1) The performances are amazing!
The whole cast is incredible, but Leonardo is a clear standout as the SUPER evil bad guy. It’s a performance that will leave his longtime fans shocked and makes him an obvious contender for an Oscar.
2) The film is a throwback to classic Hollywood!
Quentin set out to make a Spaghetti Western, and Django feels like it could have come straight out of that era. It’s a sprawling tale that fits comfortably alongside the most beloved cowboy movies of the ’60s.
3) There is a ton of humor!
Perhaps you wouldn’t expect jokes from a movie that graphically illustrates the horrors of slavery, but the partnership between Django and Dr. King plays out as a warped buddy cop comedy. The clever ways they go about bounty hunting — and their ability to escape tight situations with racist locals — brings some light moments to what could have been a suffocating film.
4) The action is incredible!
It wouldn’t be a Tarantino movie without some gunfights and absurd violence, and this film doesn’t disappoint. The action is not for the squeamish, but even the most seasoned action movie fans will be on the edge of their seat during the film — especially during a massive showdown near the film’s end.
5) The soundtrack is so unique!
Quentin loves to experiment with music in his movies, and even though this movie is set in the 1800s, contemporary artists like Rick Ross and John Legend feel right at home with wild west-themed contributions.
Django Unchained opens on Dec. 25. Will YOU go see this new epic.