Quentin Tarantino. Two words that will make fanboys wet their pants in an intstant.
QT comes out with his first film in 4 years, and let me tell you, it is a triumph. The story is split into four chapters, all eventually leading to the same location (a la Vantage point).
QT’s style of writing and filmmaking is still very much present, with long takes of interesting dialogue and encounters. Style and substance are both very well balanced. The characters are amazingly crafted, with Christoph Waltz giving a chilling caricature of Hans Landa (see: Jew Hunter).
The thing that surprised me is that less focus was given to the basterds(a group of Jewish rebels who love killing Nazis)and the name of the movie is shady.
The plot of the movie is multiple groups of people trying to kill the Fuhrer, through their own method of assassination.
Brad Pitt gives a decent performance, not his best, but not that bad either. His accent and mannerisms are cartoonish and unbelievable, but there isn’t much focus on him, so it doesn’t take away from the story.
Overall, Inglourious basterds is a very good movie with a fun story, compelling characters, and will keep you at the edge of your seat for 2 and a half hours.