27 August 2010
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Yeah, in a basement. You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!
So basically: During the height of the Second World War, an elite team of Jewish soldiers, commonly known as the Basterds, hunt down top ranking Nazi officials and eliminate them. When Goebble's newest film, Nation's Pride, is about to premier, the Basterds come up with a plot to kill all of the attendants. As a last minute change, Hitler and three of his top officials are also at the premier. The plot will end the war. Another last minute change moves the premier to a small theatre, run by a young Jewish woman determined to burn down the theatre and rid France and the world of Nazi tyranny.
The latest of Tarantino's films and defs one of my favourites. Tarantino and WWII combined? One of the greatest things to happen in cinema! Tarantino's writing flourishes in the insane nature of the war. It definitely is a great backdrop to showcase his talent. Oh, how do I praise this movie? If you've ever seen one of his films, you already know how awesome he is and it doesn't disappoint. The two storylines are both excellent and come together in an amazing climatic scene - srsly, it was absolutely brilliant. Mélanie Laurent is amazing; her performance really makes the climax so haunting.
I know Tarantino is one of those directors you either love or hate, but I'd like to think that this movie is awesome in its own right, so yes it deserves to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of approval!