Django Unchained (2012) ***

Consider this the inaugural post of what I will refer to as "Take 2s", second viewings of films—in this case, but not exclusively, one(s) that underwhelmed me the first time.

Django Unchained (2012) earns a 1/2 star less this time and retains its distinction as my second least favorite QT film (Death Proof (2007) being the bottom of the barrel).

There's plenty of great stuff in this film, but I'll just list the reasons that it gets such a low star rating from a filmmaker I expect a lot from:

  • Overlong (the last 30 mins are largely unnecessary or could have been trimmed).
  • A number of poor (misplaced) music choices.
  • The KKK scene is dumb and unfunny.
  • Some of QT's weakest dialogue.
  • Walton Goggins was not given enough screen time.
  • Franco Nero's (the original and only true Django) cameo was wasted.
  • Quentin's Australian accent is terrible and stupid.