MOVIE REVIEW-INGLORIOUS BASTARDS

August 28, 2009


MOVIE REVIEW—INGLORIOUS BASTARDS

My wife and I love to see movies, although she usually falls asleep during the last half of even the best, most action-packed blockbuster.  Anyone you know who slept through “Mary Poppins”, “Independence Day”, “The Terminator”, etc? ( I think it’s genetic !!!!! ) Of course, when you think about it, it’s quiet, cool and dark; no phones, no screaming kids, etc etc.   A perfect place to take a nap.

This past Saturday we saw “Inglorious Bastards”, written and produced by Quentin Tarantino and staring:

Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Ray

Christopher Waltz as Col Hans Landa

Melanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus

Of course there were others in the movie and they did an excellent job of acting and provided a great ensemble cast of characters.  Brad Pitt did a marvelous job with his southern accent and 15 nanoseconds after I saw Col. Hans Landa I really hated the guy.  His special assignment was hunting Jews for immediate execution or shipment to the gas chambers. 

The story occurred in France during the Second World War.  Our Department of Defense structured a special “band” of assins whose sole responsibility was to brutally execute German soldiers—any German soldiers.    They were not only killed but scalped and left to die.  Each American was charged with providing for Lt. Ray, 100 German scalps.  That was their quota for the duration of the war.  The object was to terrorize the Nazis and let them know that they could run but never hide.  Their exploits quickly became legend and with each engagement their deeds and exploits spread.  Those soldiers allowed to live had carved into their heads a swistka–just as a reminder.

The story climaxed when it was discovered that Hitler himself was to attend a showing at a small theater in a fairly remote village in France.  You guessed it; the owner of the theater was Shosanna Dreyfus.  Her entire family had been killed ( earlier in picture ) by Col. Hans Landa.  She was determined to kill Landa as well as Hitler and his band of demons.  Good plot but with no regard to history.  That’s Tarantino for you.

Good movie.  Will never win the Oscar but, a good way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon.  I recommend it to you.

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One Response to “MOVIE REVIEW-INGLORIOUS BASTARDS”

  1. Daisy Says:

    What a wonderful movie by Quentin Tarantino.
    I watch and loved it from the beginning.
    All characters are great, and Christopher Waltz are amazing.
    I have a movie blog, you can take a look at this page..
    http://www.watchonlinemovie.tv/inglourious-basterds-2009/

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