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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Inglourious Basterds - 2009 - Dir. Tarantino

I have sort of funny feelings about this movie. One the one hand, there are some pretty awesome parts and the whole idea is pretty clever. Who am I to not get behind a spaghetti western set in WWII? Additionally, Christoph Waltz and Melanie Laurent are absolutely incredible. Every scene Waltz is in is mesmerizing. And is easily a key part of my favorite moments. I feel like the weakest moments of the film are the scenes WITH the Basterds. Which I can't help but feel a little surprised by. There's an aimless, pointless feeling to what their doing and plotwise, that kind of becomes the case and their scenes drag a little because of it. While Tarantino is good at the individual scenes, the film doesn't feel like it congeals as well as it could. Especially as the plot picks up, the film becomes less interesting. Tarantino tries to spice it up now and then but often times it feels stilted. Tarantino's love the multiple storylines also seems to work against him. It becomes quickly muddled and I feel like some of the more clever bits became lost in the story telling. To some degree, I felt a little deflated by the time the movie reached the climax. Some fun moments and strong scenes, but in the end, a little disappointing.
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