Tarantino's Django Unchained trailer
The trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest reference heavy and cast rich film has arrived, and with Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins and Bruce Dern among the cast it's not as huge as his films have been but there's a strong cast in there none the less.
The trailer I think starts really well, although I was tiring of the style a little by the end, it does set the story up well and Waltz's character is looking just as attractive as he did in Inglorious Basterds.
The story sees a bounty hunter freeing a slave, the only man two have seen the faces of his next bounty, the Brittle Brothers. The white bounty hunter sets him a deal, he will train him to hunt, use him to find the brothers and bring them to justice, and then help him find his enslaved wife before setting them both free.
Here's the larger, more official blurb for Django Unchained:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (amuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival.
The trailer does look good although I don't think it has the same impact as other Tarantino trailers and it does feel rather like Inglorious Basterds in many aspects.
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Well? Another Quentin Tarantino classic or more of the same but a different setting? I'm not sure yet.