Written on: 09/09/2009 by reviewkitten (280 reviews written)
Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Inglourious Basterds looked promising, sounded equally odd and also strangely normal (could he really be making a war film, how could he retro up Nazis?). I hoped that it was better than Death Proof and went to see it was fairly low expectations.
Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised. The film has some moments which feel too long and although clever could have been condensed to give the film some zip at the beginning. Brilliant perfomances from Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz as Col. Landa and Michael Fassbender (who I felt was under used) and a very odd cameo from Mike Myers who pulled off a diluted version of Austen Powers. Col. Landa was a truely great character and his calculating and horrifying acts stole the show.
The whole film felt like a very contrived series of acts all leading up to the end which is great. It feels like Tarantino spent most of his time writing this act then messily working backwards. But still worth a watch in the cinema for the finale. 5 stars for the end and 2 for the beginning.