New ‘Django Unchained’ Trailer Has More Tarantino Humor & Violence

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Who other than Quentin Tarantino (and maybe the Coen Brothers) would be audacious enough to have Jonah Hill cameo as a comically incompetent member of ‘The Regulators’ (a predecessor to the KKK) in their movie? That was among the thoughts that passed through my mind while watching the new trailer for Django Unchained, the second installment in what one could reference as Tarantino’s revenge fantasy revisionism of history (after Inglourious Basterds).

Django Unchained takes us back to the Antebellum South (a.k.a. pre-Civil War), as filtered through Tarantino’s imagination and molded by the Italio-westerns – better known as Spaghetti westerns – of directors like Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and Sergio Corbucci (Django – hence the title of Tarantino’s project).

The story is familiar, like a Gothic German fairy tale about a noble prince who sets out to rescue his beloved princess from the clutches of a despicable monster. Here, though, the prince is an ex-slave-turned bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx), the princess is his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) and the monster is a playboy owner of a joint plantation and brothel, who goes by the name of Calvin Candie (Leo DiCaprio, who is clearly having a blast playing a slimy villain who smokes like a chimney).

Tarantino has populated this particular universe with his customary assortment of outrageous characters, such as Django’s oddball German partner (Basterds‘ Christoph Waltz), a Colonel Sanders lookalike (Don Johnson), and an elder house slave who is the real brains behind Candie’s operations (Samuel L. Jackson). It’s a twisted yet funny fairy tale about a dark period in American history, as only Tarantino would think (or dare) to tell.

django unchained trailer New Django Unchained Trailer Has More Tarantino Humor & Violence

Jamie Foxx is ‘Django Unchained’

Django Unchained is poised to surpass even the Kill Bill films in terms of how visually-exquisite it looks, courtesy of luscious outdoor shots captured by director of photography Robert Richardson (who also worked on Tarantino’s Kung Fu films) and production design by J. Michael Riva (Iron Man), among other creative players. The content, of course, is quite controversial even by Tarantino standards, but the film’s sadistic sense of humor – mixed with bloody violence – is on par with the filmmaker’s previous cinematic servings.

In other words, Django Unchained probably isn’t going to convince anyone to jump aboard the Tarantino wagon (assuming they are not already a fan). However, you can count us among those eager to see the man’s gun-slinging slavery revenge tale in action.

Look for Django Unchained when it opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. Looks fantastic, no quibbles at all, +100 Quentin.

  2. Man! Dat looks fun!!

  3. Tarantino = most overrated director…and most underrated sadomasochist…of our time.

    • everybody who don´t like his unique style says that he is -overrated-. no, he is not, every movie from tarantino is a great movie. i´ve been grown up in the 90s, the first time as i watched – pulp fiction-, i was blown away and it revolutioned the cinema with a clever storytelling and good placed violence.

      • No cause Death Proof pretty much sucked, so not every movie is great.

        • for you maybe,i did liked it.

          • Planet Terror was far better than Death Proof, all they did in Death Proof was waffle “hip” lines, it was really lazy and poor Zoe Ball can’t act, great at stunts, terrible at acting.

      • @merdan, Idk what movies you’ve seen but QT rips off every movie he’s ever seen and puts them into all one film. Reservoir Dogs was his best movie then Pulp Fiction. Everything after went down hill and he went on a ripping off rampage. Kill Bill wasn’t sick, it made me sick, I felt like I was watching a video montage of every spaghetti western, Shaw Brothers and Akira Kurosawa movie I’ve seen. So far his reboot of Inglourious Basterds was great. Maybe this Django reboot is a sign he can become good again. However I do admit, his unique style is very good and should be used toward unique stories and not stories that have been done before (many times before).

        They’re so many Django movies it’s insane. All of them failed because they didn’t cast the real Django to play Django, Franco Nero. Hopefully this movie proves that wrong and this reboot does very well.

        • and that´s what i like, i like it how he pays hommage to the at most b-movies (you know the genres) and mixes all the things that you´ve seen or heard before in his movies. but, if you think that he is overrated,then it is so for you. should i write – no,you must love tarantino- :)

          • I loved how he got the actor who killed Priest Pai Mei in Clan of the White Lotus to play Priest Pai Mei in Kill Bill. However when QT says he’s making a “homage”, that’s just a polite way of him saying, I’m gonna make mad money and look good doing it while I take credit from other people’s hard earned work from the past. He’s full of himself. What has he done lately that spawned from his own original ideas?

            • nothing, he did took the original ideas from the b-movies and did made his own genre- tarantino movie style-. his name is like a trademark.

              • @merdan, You see that’s why I think he is overrated, you just said it yourself, “he did took the original ideas from the b-movies” and obviously he is being praised for it. There is nothing original on which he has brought to the table lately except for his unique style of writing dialogue.

                • o.k. again ,yes i know very much scenes or a word or a song in his movies have refferencess to his favourite movies(we are talkin not just about 1 or 2 movies that he loves or nearly every cool genre that he pays hommage to(hate that word,but it is),they are some more. but in my opinion he made his own stamp with his movies,and the fact is that his movies are not just some wannabe-hommages,either way he made a new and better movie art and that is his own unique style that even the originals are not better. he created his own universe and that is something very special from the tarantino movies. i can´t say how much the word -tarantinoesc- falls for thrillers or horrormovies or another artform. i don´t know what more i can say about this guy, but he loves movie-details just like me.

                  • @merdan, Not saying you’re wrong, in fact it adds to why I dislike him. He uses that essence from other films (music, etc) to bring that scene nostalgia in order to manipulate the audience into liking his movie.

                    What I hate the most is when people have never seen the movies he is referencing but love his said movie and when they find out he took said idea from said movie they would still not “waste their time” to credit the originators by to watch it. Thus QT taking the credit of other people’s work while he politely smiles and says it’s just a “homage.”

                    • well the most movies he is refferencing too, is to be true b-movies and trash movies. he is not the guy who would refference scenes or nostalgia,like you did said from movies like -ben hur- or -kramer vs kramer- or -lawrence from arabia- . and if it´s so then i like it how he manipulates me with his art-form.

    • or you must have been born in the 60s or 70s to understand his passion for old school movies, 70s b-movies especially from the horror and kung-fu and of course spaghetti-western genre.

      • @merdan, B-Movies, yes. “Trash” they are not. I’ve seen every Shaw Brothers and Spaghetti Western movie that he’s referenced in Kill Bill and The Inglourious Basterds. I can even call out the title of each movie referenced, when they were played. None of them were trash. If you were around during the era, those movies were legend.

  4. I like everything but kill Bill 1 & 2

  5. Django was banned from countries when it 1st came out because of its level of violence. Franco Nero is the true Django! This Django reboot looks like it’ll keep the legacy of Django’s level of violence on-going. However QT is overrated and I’m still 50/50 about this movie. Hopefully it turns out sickly awesome like QT’s Inglourious Basterds reboot did. Most anticipated scene I’m looking forward to is when Jamie Foxx meets Franco Nero at the saloon.

    • inglorious basterds was not a reboot. it was a homage. please check your “verbage. ” <- yes thats not a real word. :)

  6. If I didn’t know Tarantino I’d say I won’t watch this. But it’s still better than the first with the horrible James Brown music.


  8. Personally I love Tarantino’s films. The only one I haven’t watched more than 5 times is Jackie Brown, but I can understand why some people don’t like his stuff.
    Some people wish he’d do something other than revenge films but it’s my opinion that he’s does them so well so I’ll keep watching.
    Also, until recently I had no idea who Kerry Washington was but now that I do I’m even more excited to see this movie. She’s a great actress…

  9. Merry Christmas to us! I’ve had issues with the casting of Jamie Fox up until now. Really had hoped for the Will Smith or Idris Elba rumors to be true. However — after this trailer — I’m seeing Fox in this role and it looks that he’s filling it out nicely. Should be a blast across the board.

  10. Oh what are you people on about! Tarrantino is awesome, he redefined cinema with his early movies and continues to surprise with everything he does, look at the actors queuing up to work with him!

    Inglorious was the ultimate Tarrantino movie for me but this may just top it, over the top, gratuitous and blackly comic! soooo can’t wait to see it!

  11. This looks amazing! Hey, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but man, I just love Tarantino! He is a genius! The guy has yet to make a “bad” film, simple as that.

  12. I cannot wait for this! I love every one of Tarantino’s films!

    My only quibble is that Jonah Hill is in this. He makes me throw up in my mouth, and is completely untalented and unfunny. I wonder if his casting was Tarantino’s decision or the studio’s. I hope his character gets killed quickly.

  13. After looking at the photo of Jamie Foxx, I’ve had to reconsider…he would be perfect for the role of either T’Challa or Uncle S’yan in the inevitable Black Panther movie.

  14. Definitely gonna see this movie!! And I love the Jonah Hill cameo!!

  15. guess. what? you have know idea how kool terrantino movies are ‘, it is a pure entertainment if you want to watch reality , stick to the news

  16. Franco Nero , bring back memories

  17. Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained. Same revenge, different actors. Well, he uses the same actors. So same revenge, different countries.

  18. Django Unchained: Where do I start…? I guess I’ll start by saying that I’m a big Tarantino fan. I’ve always liked the way he crafts his movies and the cinematic brilliance he exudes through them. From a cinematic standpoint, the movie was classic Tarantino. It was a love story set in a pre-civil war era, and the protagonist battles all kinds of diversities to eventually get the girl in the end. Sounds like a feel-good movie. However the emotions I felt by the end of the movie weren’t so feel-good. I left the movie feeling anger, hatred, sadness, and disgust. And as the movie went on (and you know Tarantino likes long movies, and so do I) those emotions continued to crescendo. While I found the movie (cinematically) to be good, as a black man, I could not look past the deplorable backdrop upon which the movie was set. The irresponsible and overt use of the absolute most horrible, defiling, degrading, and belittling aspects of slavery cannot be overlooked by me, just because it was an attempt at a good movie.

    I found myself asking this question… would my late grandparents have sat through this movie simply because the good guys won out in the end? The answer I know to be true is absolutely not! I feel that we are becoming a society that will accept anything, as long as you cinematically dress it up nicely. In my opinion, the movie served no ultimate purpose. And true enough one might say, well it’s a movie! Just take it as that. However… this work of fiction was deeply founded and developed using factual events that were not only stomach turning, but some of the most heinous acts committed during slavery. It’s not the truthfulness that gives me pause, but the detail and fervor upon which those truths were used to weave a storyline with an unrealistic ending. Simply put, I can never feel good about romanticizing the darkest aspects of slavery solely for the sake of trying to create a good movie, regardless of whether the antagonist wins out in the end or gets the lady.

    While Tarantino took every available opportunity to show how ignorant, backwards, and unintelligent southern culture was back then, it still wasn’t enough. I said to myself… so what that slave owners basked in stupidity. We already knew that… And so what that you could tell Tarantino was relaying the fact that the south was full of wealthy, backwardly educated buffoons and bigots. It wasn’t enough to offset the detailed and unabashed use of a deplorable time to create a storyline. If this was Tarantino’s attempt to express his disgust for pre-civil war times, it was a classic fail to me. I found it tasteless and without discretion… and that is the ultimate problem I have with Django.

    Personally, I wish I’d passed on seeing the movie, and I’m definitely glad I didn’t pay for it. It only served to stir up emotions of anger and hatred for anyone who continues to romanticize about what the south used to be. The times of old, while nostalgic to many who continue to display rebel flags and wax philosophical about enjoying that culture, was filled with barbaric practices and ways of life that only exacerbate the idea of overwhelming ignorance and stupidity that founded many of the southern ideals. And more so, these acts cannot be removed or partitioned from the ‘good qualities’ of the pre-civil war south. No matter how you try to convince yourself, they are one in the same.

    See the movie for yourself… or don’t. But I’m not suggesting that you do. This is one Tarantino movie that I hope flops and is never heard of again. If you find this post offensive… good!

  19. Tarantino is in no way overrated. His work receives as much praise as it deserves and if not deserves more. Those saying all his films are a rip-off of other films is ridiculous – the fact that he pieces together a movie out of other films is what makes him unique, I mean I don’t know of anyone else who does that.
    Also, when you say “same revenge, same actors” well that’s wrong also. The era, the motives and the difference in the characters are all completely different.

    I am a massive Tarantino fan (the only work I dislike by him is Deathproof) and his work never fails me. He is not arrogant or overrated and an extremely talented director and writer.