Inglorious Basterds - Movie Review

Inglorious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds - Movie Review

There are countless movies out there about the whole Nazi Germany conundrum, and some of them are actually quite mesmerizing films. The plot is already relatable, epic and depicts one of the most influential times in modern human history. All these films need to turn out a raging success is a somewhat decent script, an expert director, and a formidable cast. 

This equation for success is just one aspect of why Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards is such a success. Quentin Tarantino is possibly one of the biggest creative geniuses of our time, no way around it. He’s not just an iconic director, but the fact that he writes his own scripts lands him on the one in a lifetime artist category.

The stars of this film are... Wait for it. Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Micheal Fassbender, Diane Kruger, and the one of a kind Christoph Waltz. The chemistry of these screen giants is so impeccable that it won almost all awards in most ceremonies regarding that. The fade-in brings us to German soldiers looking for Jewish refugees hiding in country houses in Southern France.

In one of the most intense moments in the movie, Hans Landa (Waltz) pulls off one of the most intimidating acts of his career, which is something, given how talented he is. He finds the refugees and orders his soldiers to kill them. The scene ends with Shoshana (Laurent) running for her life.

Enter a band of vigilante Jews who have one mission only, to kill and scalp any Nazi soldier can then get their hands on. They are the title characters. The plot revolves around an assassination attempt on Hitler orchestrated by the US and Britain and led on by the Inglorious Bastards.

Like all Tarantino movies, there is loads of humor in unorthodox ways, there is some gore, sequences of titillating suspense, and iconic Tarantino fade-ins. Truth be told, a Tarantino movie needs no recommendation. Since his early days, he has set certain expectations for himself, which have seldom disappointed loyal fans.

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