Django Unchained is a film, directed by the famous Quentin Tarantino, director of previous highly successful films such as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. I eventually watched this film after several of my friends expressed their own opinions on it, which were mainly positive. This film also won 2 Oscars.
The film is set back in the past during the slave trade. The protagonist, Django (Jamie Foxx) plays the role of one of the unfortunate slaves captured by the Americans. Not far into the film, we see a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) who rescues Django and the other slaves from the Americans. The bounty hunter seeks out to find Django because he is thought to have information on some of the targets. Once Django has been rescued, he makes a deal that he will help the bounty hunter so long as he helps to rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda von Shaft (Kerry Washington).
Throughout the film, Django gains more and more power, and whilst there is a huge amount of racism within the film, it shows some of the historical content despite the plot of the story being fictional.
The film is quite long at 165 minutes, but it does capture the audiences attention throughout the duration and there is plenty of action and gun fights, which is typical of a film directed by Quentin Tarantino.
It’s rated one of the best films of 2012 and I would definitely recommend watching this film.