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Hell, this movie was stupid and it irks me to see a stupid movie about slavery. I just don't get it. But then again, I was never a Tarantino fan, so I sort of expected not to like it

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i just don't really see it as trivializing slavery.  it wasn't a story that was trying to explain slavery or speak with a political agenda.  i feel it's accurate to say that anytime a movie with a historical subject matter is released, more people google the topic and a few ppl may learn something.  


eta:  i agree that it wasn't a good movie...but as a history major i've watched a lot of movies that i didn't feel were good.  it only pissed me off when i was attempting to learn something from it.


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Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i just don't really see it as trivializing slavery.  it wasn't a story that was trying to explain slavery or speak with a political agenda.  i feel it's accurate to say that anytime a movie with a historical subject matter is released, more people google the topic and a few ppl may learn something.  


eta:  i agree that it wasn't a good movie...but as a history major i've watched a lot of movies that i didn't feel were good.  it only pissed me off when i was attempting to learn something from it.
 
I know that Tarantino wasn't trying to make an historically accurate dramatic piece, that's not his genre. I just don't think that his genre is suitable for a topic like this. And I don't think that the average white person is going to come out of that movie wanting to actually know what really happened during slavery, it's not going to turn anyone into a history buff. It's a slapstick, cartoonishly violent movie for people who like slapstick gore. I can just picture people laughing in the theater. I just don't buy that this is sparking great conversations and debates, at least not amonst non black folks. It would be totally abysmal to me if it weren't for Di Caprio's performance (and Samuel Jackson, as revolting as his character was) and I don't even care to see how it ends. Not once did it make me laugh nor did I feel any satisfaction watching the revenge scenarios. It was stupid.


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i am not saying that this film will switch anyone to an african american studies major or anything but ppl do walk away wanting to know more about what they just watched.  it's a fact of movie watching. the ppl that don't, weren't going to ever do it anyway so nothing is really lost.  i don't feel taken b/c all i wanted to see was a movie involving slavery in a different light.  

how could it have not sparked conversations and debates?...i've been reading/hearing conversations and debates about it everywhere.  


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I just feeling that moviegoers will be tripping over the ridiculousness of it all, the blood that looks like ketchup and the N word being spit a thousand times. Whatever conversations it is sparking (at least among non black folks), I bet it's not very deep. This is not a movie that makes you think. But that's just my opinion. It accomplishes nothing but give cheap thrills to those who like to see a lot of blood spatter on screen. I hated it, for the most part. But it's just my opinion. Again, I don't like most of what this crackhead puts on celluloid anyway
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Although there was one thing that rang true in the movie and that's Leonardo's soliloque about what his character thought of the mental capacities of black people (the scene with the skull). That was the one scene that I felt was actually powerful, along with that horrible dog mauling scene because it does give you a window into the mindset of these people at that time...
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the man with the iron fist was actually quite good,

it paid homage to the 1970s kung fu genre

it was very accurate, iono what that guy talmbout that it was bad!!

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I've already said my piece about this movie in another thread but I just watched it again (BL). Every black woman in the film was GORGEOUS! Just wanted to point that out lol
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Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

I've already said my piece about this movie in another thread but I just watched it again (BL). Every black woman in the film was GORGEOUS! Just wanted to point that out lol


I was thinking that but never said it. Slavery was ugly..hands down but the black women in that movie were so fly (in a 1860's Kind of way). way better looking than those white chicks! The natural hairstyles were on point! Most slave movies show black women as looking so unfortunate but the women seemed to have some pride in Django. Hmmm makes me wonder if the root of some of their white hatred is jealousy.!

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Yes the black women looked lovely
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