If Quentin Tarantino is ever cosmically punished, I’m pretty sure he will be forced to direct a heartwarming Disney movie for general audiences that is so squeaky clean it doesn’t even warrant a PG rating, but on Dec. 25, he offered theaters another story of violence and vengeance.
It’s called “Django Unchained.” It’s about slavery. And it’s set in Chickasaw County, Miss., two years before the Civil War. (It was actually filmed in Jackson Hole, Wyo.)
I have not seen the movie yet, but I’m familiar with most, if not all, of Tarantino’s other films, so I know what to expect should I find myself wandering into a theater.
In the online debate that follows the NPR story, there is discussion, (as always), about whether or not Tarantino uses violence in a valuable, artful way or if it’s just for gratuitous shock value.
That said, I wonder how local audiences will respond to the film.
Have you seen it? Will you? Are you a Tarantino fan? Share your thoughts below.