August 18th 2009

Tarantino still on top

It’s been a long time since his name’s been highlighted, but the much anticipated new Quentin Tarantino film is on its way. A decade in the making comes a World War II fantasy, true to Tarantino’s style.

Starring Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz, and Til Schweiger, Inglourious Basterds is the story of the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Shosanna Dreyfus (Laurent) just flees Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Waltz) who murders her family. She then escapes to Paris and, undercover, runs a cinema.

Meanwhile, American Lt Aldo Raine (Pitt) leads Jewish American soldiers (the “basterds”) behind enemy lines to kill German soldiers.

And, like most Tarantino films, they all come together in the end; in this case, when its discovered that Nazi leaders plan to attend a screening at Shosanna’s cinema.

Cinematic mayhem is prevalent, with scenes featuring bloody, over-the-top massacres. Two and a half hours long, all actors have an equal part in the mix, with highlights that flicker throughout the film.

The opening is notable in Taratino fashion, with a playful, yet brutal, beginning – setting the scenes to come.

We don’t want to give too much away, but if you’re a Tarantino film lover, make sure you see it in theatres; an epic that combines a bloody brilliance true to his signature style.

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