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Review: Inglorious Basterds

Stars: 2 of 5

Inglorious BasterdsWell my friend Marc and I went to go see the movie ‘Inglorious Basterds’ last night and much like other Quentin Tarantino movies, this was very absurd.  It didn’t have much to do with the ‘Bastards’ as  would have liked to see.  In fact, the ‘Bastards’ were only in about one-fourth to one-fifth of the movie.  Much like in Pulp Fiction, there were different people it focused on at different times in the movie and everyone was connected through some means.

Movies today are getting more and more visually graphic with their blood, guts, and gore, and this was no exception.  There were scenes with people getting shot gratuitously and you could see all the detail.  There were other people getting hit with a bat and the violence was exacerbated by showing the scenes over and over.  As a guy, I like this kind of stuff, but even for me it makes me cringe a little.  I guess I’ve not watched this sort of stuff in a while so I’m less numb to it now.

I will admit there were a few funny parts in the movie, but that was highly overshadowed by the unnecessary scenes that were many.  Granted a lot of these unnecessary scenes did help to set the intensity of the movie, I feel the movie could have been just as good with out.  Character development plays a big role in a lot of movies and sometimes it’s underdeveloped in a lot of good movies.  I know there are a handful of movies I would have loved to have seen more character development in, but this one decided to go the opposite direction.  There were scenes and characters that did definitely move the plot in right direction, but the characters felt unimportant and unwanted.  I would say I liked the movie over all, but it had much to be desired.

So, what do you think ?

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