Of all the adjectives I was expecting to use for Django, hilarious wasn’t one of them. Imagine my surprise to find out that not only is Django once of the more violent of Tarantino’s movies, but also one of the funniest.
We are introduced to Django (Jamie Fox) from the get go, along with one of my favourite characters from the film, Dr. King Schultz, played very memorably by Christoph Waltz, in his second collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. Shultz’s lines of dialogue will be guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, especially when coupled with Waltz’s straight faced delivery.
The crux of the whole film is centred around Django’s quest to find his lost love, aided in the journey by Schultz. Along the way, he learns the way of the bounty hunter, encountering many of the weird and wonderful denizens inhabiting this world that Tarantino has created.
Many of these characters serve as cameos, and the highlight of these, is the act containing Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. The scene may do nothing to further the story, but it easily brought the most laughs from the audience whilst lampooning the KKK.
While the soundtrack contains lots of music that’s anachronistic for a western, it strangely fits in well, and I heard more than one person in the audience make note to get the soundtrack.
I won’t go further into the movie to avoid straying into spoiler territory but on the whole it is a very enjoyable experience, provided you can handle the liberal amount of cussing and racist slurs that occur across the movie.
I give Django Unchained an 8 out of 10.