It's is boring & terrible.

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Inglourious Basterds
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AMcLeod's review of Inglourious Basterds

“It's is boring and terrible.”


written by AMcLeod on 20/03/2013

First of all, I'm going to start with that fact that I do not like Quentin Tarantino's movies. I did not like Reservoir Dogs, I do not like Django, or Pulp Fiction. I have yet to see Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 so there is a possibility that I may like those but I don't have my hopes up. So the fact I don't like his movies does affect the score of this film for me.

Okay first of all, when I saw the advertising for this movie, I thought that it looked pretty good. Sure it was directed by Tarantino, but it was a world war 2 movie and I thought it looked good. Then I saw the movie...

My dad rented this movie and he and I watched it and honestly, I think this movie is the most boring movie I have ever seen as well as the worst movie I have ever seen. It starts out interesting. We're introduced to Hans Landa, a German Colonel who is known as "The Jew Hunter" and he's seen as someone who's seems legitimately intimidating. The character is the only half good thing I can think of about this movie.

It's when we're introduced to Brad Pitt's character, Lieutenant Aldo Raine, the man who has recruited eight Jewish-American soldiers to sneak into Germany behind enemy lines to kill and scalp Germans. This is where the film began to downhill. Right off the bat, I do not like Brad Pitt's performance. I know he's a decent actor and he's done good movies, but his role in this movie is far too overplayed and overacted. Plus I felt like the accent made him seem like a southern stereotype, but that's just my opinion. I can't even remember most of the other characters so I won't go into the film.

My biggest problem with the film is the fact that the film was hyped up to be very intense and entertaining, but it just came off as boring and slow. Slow isn't a bad thing in a movie, unless it's far too slow, which is what this movie is for me. Just when you think it's going to get good, everything slows down to a snails speed and gets boring again.

The second problem with the film is the historical inaccuracies. Now the killing of Adolf Hitler in this film I could accept. I've seen that in other movies before so I let it pass. But the historical inaccuracies I'm talking about are in 2 particular aspects. The first one is actually in the beginning of the movie. The deportation of French Jews didn't start until 1942, yet Hans Landa is searching for a French Jewish family that is hiding from deportation, which in the film takes place in 1941. The second one is when the film takes place in Paris. Paris was liberated from the Nazi's in 1944, but most of the film takes place during 1945 and Paris is still under Nazi control.

Finally, the acting of the film isn't that spectacular. I felt that all the performances in the film felt overacted and didn't seem that fleshed out or interesting at all. The only half decent character is Hans Landa and that's only because of how crazy he is.

The bottom line, Inglourious Basterds is a terrible film and I hope I never ever have to watch it again.

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