Wednesday, June 6, 2012

First Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

The first official trailer was released today for Quentin Tarantino's latest work, "Django Unchained". We've already seen a few photos for the picture, but the anticipation levels for the film have been pretty high, so seeing the first trailer for this one is pretty exciting. The film stars Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and a slew of other actors. I was upset when Will Smith originally dropped out of this flick, but from what we can see below, it looks like that's his loss.

There's not much more to say, and really you should just hit the jump and check this one out for yourself. I think this looks great though, and I'm now anticipating this one even more come December. I love the modern Western, and I think this is going to be another great film for the genre!




So what do you guys think? Right off the bat, I can say that I think the music is very good - interesting, but still has a strong Tarantino vibe. The acting all looks solid, though we don't get a whole lot from anyone but Foxx. For the most part, I'm okay with that though, because he was the person I had the most questions about anyway. He passed here, by the way. Waltz looks fantastic and like he's going to blend in perfectly with this one (I won't be surprised if I leave the film feeling as if he was my favorite character of the whole film, much as was the case in "Inglourious Basterds"). DiCaprio didn't get much dialogue, and while I'm confident in his acting abilities, this has still always felt like a pretty unique role for him to take on. I think ultimately he'll be fine here, but I really do want to see more from his character.


The film gets an official release on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. Here's the official synopsis:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

No complaints on my end. What about you guys?