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    October 23, 2009

    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS


    ENGLISH - (18PL) - 22 October 2009 - War/Action/Western
    Distributor: Universal Pictures, Weinstein Company
    Running Time: 152 minutes
    Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Producers: Lawrence Bender
    Writer: Quentin Tarantino
    Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger, Melanie Laurent
    Plot: ."Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). She narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organises a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of vengeance. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.

    THE VERDICT

    Green Tea Bern Says:

    What is more interesting than seeing Adolf Hitler in a silver screen again? I know that this subject matter of the eternal figure for evil-axis is becoming fatigue to viewers, but there is a room for more with some extra little taste of rewriting the whole history? Would it be a centre for all sorts of attractions that excites the Tarratino’s fans? Well, in early description - Quentin Taratino did the jobs well and he explores the Nazi-combating mission in a weird yet entertaining methods.

    In Inglourious Basterds, you may need to learn what is spaghetti western genre means. I seriously do not know either. When anything by Quentin Tarantino looks good, it is indeed good.

    Plot-wise, it is not difficult to distinguish this Tarratino's movie from the rest of his visionary archives. Like Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds is genius and engineered with the modules of storyboard-like story-telling styles. The movie is divided into five different chapters with each conceptually different while retelling the accounts envisioned from different vantage points but are all related to form a union story plot for the second half. Chapter one and two provide much entertainment and great introductions to begin with. However, chapter three was quite unnecessary and too lengthy. Otherwise, the final chapters come back very solid.

    Inglourious Basterds also comes in a full package of styles and humors. While the existences of many gruesome vulgarities and bloody scenes, there are considered mild for this action flick. The point comes in quite handy as the movie is allowed to expand on its own while there are plenty pathway to allow infliction of stylish to occur. Be it for the cheesy dialogues, intriguing yet fashionable actions, and consistent jokes or simply by the thrills and adrenaline, Inglorious Basterds is well-written to reflect a different world of our own.

    However, there is an issue and problems regarding its plot despite been well written. Foremost, you may need to be extra vigilante and highly alert to follow the movie. Secondly, you might concern for the excessive usage of non-English language throughout the movie. There is also a possible complaint about its lengthy running time, while some may question its thick-hard-to-understand-plots. To watch Inglourious Basterds, may I recommend you to have a little background regarding Nazi, or simply by staying pretty much focus when watching it. It needs a high level of concentration and if you are able to follow the story through, you will enjoy it to the fullness.

    With Brad Pitt been the real basterds that chop Nazis into their scalp, his performance is highly praised, especially with his rodeo-riding attitudes that make his character memorable. Equally stunning, Christoph Waltz who play Colonel Hans Landa. There is a reason why he was awarded with The Best Actor in Cannes for nothing. Waltz's performances are sarcastically made but still charming.

    The cinematographic works are excellent, portraying the perfect setting for the European World War 2 era. Inglourious Basterds is a bold and audacious war flick, but may have difficulty in making the audience to engage purely to the movie. Otherwise, this is a genius construction of subject matter into making it a purely satisfying film feature. This killing spree has never been hell of a good one!!

    THE RATING
    Story - 4.0 stars
    Casts - 4.5 stars
    Cinematography - 4.0 stars
    Effects - 4.5 stars
    Overall - 4.0 stars
    GREEN-TEA-O-METER: 16.9
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