‘Django Unchained’ Trailer Preview: Tarantino’s Gun-Slinging Slavery Tale

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 11th, 2014 at 9:29 am,

Anticipation is high for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which sees the acclaimed director of films like Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds turning his love of cinema towards the spaghetti western sub-genre pioneered by directors like Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). In true Tarantino style, the usual conventions of the genre have been thrown out and replaced with a revenge tale set in the old American south, which is sure to stir up more than a bit of controversy.

The Django Unchained trailer will debut with the U.S. premiere of Prometheus in a few days – but as is now customary for big tentpole flicks, a preview of the preview has been released first.

We got a look at the Django Unchained script awhile back (look for our impressions of it after the trailer has debuted), and the most surprising thing is how off-beat and comical the film is. While that shouldn’t be so surprising for a Tarantino film (this is the man who has repeatedly made murder, mutilation, rape, and general sadism into funny affairs) – given the potentially explosive subject matter the filmmaker is covering, I think shock-and-awe were the initial expectations, comedy not so much.

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As you can see in the trailer preview, Jamie Foxx (who plays the freed slave, Django) and Christoph Waltz (Django’s bounty hunter mentor) will do plenty of shooting, while Leonardo DiCaprio (as evil plantation master Calvin Candie) will be chewing plenty of scenery in between dropping racial epithets.

All in all, we expect Django Unchained will be another winner from Tarantino; though those who complain that the director’s films are “too talky” may still not find what they are looking for with this film.

Stay tuned for the Django Unchained trailer to drop sometime in the next few days. The film hits theaters on December 25, 2012.

Source: ET

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  1. The best thing about his films are the “talky-ness.”
    Can’t wait!

    • No kidding.
      Tarantino’s dialog is probably 75% of why I love his films.

      • He writes great dialogue, but he writes TOO MUCH dialogue in general.

  2. I can’t wait for this movie, Tarrantino and DiCaprio together at last! Leo can do know wrong in my eyes!

    This looks to be in the same vein as Inglorious Basterds, the opening scene in that with the Jew hunter speech is one of the most intense things I have seen on screen for a long time, Tarrantio always gets the right balance of emotion and humour, he has done so in all of his films, can’t wait!

    What a year for movies this is turning out to be!

    • Know or no?

  3. amazing beards fill this film.

  4. Ohhhhh, Jamie Foxx. Gets on my nerrrves. He always comes off as “Jamie Foxx is now attempting to portray [notecard describing the exact characteristics Foxx’s character is supposed to be]” to the same extent that every other woman in a wig is supposed to be Marilyn Monroe.

  5. can’t stand previews for previews…. but still excited for this movie.

    • Same. I try not to watch on principle, but I can’t help myself.

  6. I can’t stand this racist pig, this movie is just another way he can use the N-word a few dozen times.

    • Tarantino is racist? Yeah, sure…next you’re going to say that Spike Lee is the definition of “racial equality”….

      • @BigFoot couldn’t agree with you more..Bishop Lucas I suppose you were okay with Inglorious Basterds but not this movie.

      • I am pretty sure Taratino has used the N-Word more times in his movies than Spike, Taratino has no reason to use it in his films most of the time in his movies it is not the black character using the word. wake up bigfoot and RandomHero. i am not okay with any of his movies.

  7. Still not sure how I feel about Jamie Foxx in the role. I’m sure in Tarantino’s hands, he will be perfect. But he just doesn’t seem badass enough. I would’ve been happier if QT had gone with Idris Elba.

  8. Im going out on a limb and gonna say that if the part is written right ( which it usually is) leo could quite possibly take an oscar with this role.