Django Unchained is Tarantino at his best. Of course he could take a spaghetti western and turn it into the most entertaining and controversial adventure of swagger, mockery and gore, what did you think? Add superb acting by Jamie Foxx, DiCaprio and Christopher Waltz and a virtuoso contribution by Samuel L. Jackson and you get cross-eyed and tongue-tangled in attempts to spell out your content.
There are so many cool-looking movies you would like to say you like, because they are so deep and require above average understanding of the cinematic art. But they are boring. They are silent. So instead of wasting time, a sensible person eventually decides to hate the haters hating mass culture, who pretend to be liking this quiet three-hour-long ordeal, shot in all shades of greenish grey. Here comes Django, the movie to deliver the Holy Grail of us self-proclaimed snobby critics – something with cool factor of a zillion but easy enough to digest. The movie has stirred debate about historical correctness, so you can pick a side and argue to your heart’s content. You also get to say Tarantino this, Tarantino that – a lot.
Besides the Tarantino coolness, what else multiplies a spaghetti’s western swag? Some serious dirty rap bangers of course! However awesome the rest of the production, the soundtrack got me from an approving eye to a devoted fan. Maybe you have never considered how Rick Ross’s husky rhyming would sound, mixed with western tunes and some real-life horses instead of the May-bach-music. 100 Black Coffins (written by Jamie Foxx) is your chance. Playing this while a bunch of tough guys is riding and looking ominous could have made the most impressive moment had the final shoot-em-all scene not been set on Tupac. You also get to hear John Legend’s nice and easy devil-may-care Who Did That to You. The subtitles roll on RZA’s Ode To Django (The D Is Silent), which tells you outright that you just watched a real badass western. I still cannot decide on a favorite among these four, the slower Freedom and Lo Chiamavano King, and the obligatory Ennio Morricone pieces, also included in the official soundtrack. No, Django, is definitely not silent.