I thought that either The Hobbit or Lincoln were going to be my favorite movie of the year, but something in my gut knew that I HAD to see Django Unchained before I fully decided. I just walked out of a filled to capacity screening and as we all stood and CHEERED for at least 30 seconds as the credits began to roll, I knew that I had just watched not only my favorite movie of the year, but what will possibly be one of my all time favorite films!!
I don't want to spoil a second of this movie for you by telling you about it. Here's the trailer, in case you haven't seen it. It's all you need to know going in.
But I will say that in my opinion, this movie tops Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds as the best movie Quentin Tarantino has written and directed. It certainly takes the place of Jackie Brown as my favorite Quentin Tarantino film. What? How was Jackie Brown my favorite until Django Unchained? I love Pam Greer and Elmore Leonard, what can I say?
I have to go eat Christmas dinner now, so, I can't say much more, but let me note that among the performances of a lifetime for a number of the actors in this movie, the one that stands above the rest is Sam Jackson, who now has topped his Jules from Pulp Fiction!
Go and enjoy! Turkey is calling me!