This evening I rented the film Inglourious Basterds. As an avid movie watcher and amateur military historian, I always enjoy the movies that depict military events, be it fiction or based on a true story. I can't say that I am much of a fan of Quentin Tarantino, other than Reservoir Dogs and parts of Pulp Fiction were really well done. But since then, a lot he's done has sucked, at least in my amateur opinion. I may not be a professional critic, but I rent a lot of movies and I have a blog, so you will listen to every last word I have to say!
(that was a spoof from the Wedding Singer if you didn't catch it)
I am pausing for a break at the 40 minute mark. Thus far the movie is entertaining, Brad Pitt is performing very well in this part, though I will say that I do not like the way the director is jumping from scene to scene.
At the one hour mark I would like to report that this movie is beautifully acted. It was cast very well, and some of these performances are award worthy. I am not convinced that I would give an award to Tarantino, but one hour in I am entertained. I am not yet half way through, but I am already considering whether or not I would like to purchase a copy of this film.
Just watched Mike Myers play a General, and given the nature of the film, he pulled it off. After Love Guru, I never cared to see him on my TV ever again, but I enjoyed his part. Love Guru might have been the worst comedy ever made. I did not laugh once.
Scene at a bar, where a group of Germans are celebrating the birth of a son named Maximillion. Interesting name. My grandmother was a pure bred Kraut. The rest of me is Celtic.
At the one hour forty five minute mark, I am prepared to say that the actor playing the chief German SS Officer deserves an award. I strongly disapprove of the existence of SS officers; I am merely speaking of his cinematic performance. The way he can hit his lines while flowing between several languages is astonishing. Ralph Fiennes still ranks #1 on my list of all-time disturbing war movie bad guys.
I certainly did not see this ending coming.
Well there you go, I started a blog post when I started the movie, and I posted it after I finished. I did not want to give away the plot while offering my opinion. It is mildly uncomfortable to place filters on my opinion, but I would like to encourage you to the view the film. At the end of the experience, I am very pleased that I spent the money to view it.