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Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino, 2009) The Reviews Thread

Old 08-25-09, 12:30 PM
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I guess I'll throw in my QT film rankings as well...

Pulp Fiction
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So far, over 87+% of respondents have given this movie 4 stars or above. Pretty impressive.

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Yeah, it is. Considering that an homage type film like this could easily put off people.
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I watched the Charlie Rose interview of QT, and he said that Eli Roth referred to IB as "kosher porn" (i.e. jews killing nazis), which drew a laugh from everyone.

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At this point, having seen Inglourious Basterds three times in less than a week, and not having seen Jackie Brown for a few months, this is my ranking:

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Jackie Brown
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At this point, having seen Inglourious Basterds three times in less than a week,
I'm envious!
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Just saw this tonight. I think its a very good movie and borderline great but wouldn't call it a masterpiece. I loved how the movie built up the suspense in both the opening and basement/bar scene. I enjoyed Brad Pitt's performance but was completely enthralled by both Christopher Waltz and Melanie Laurent's characters. After seeing this movie, I wish more mainstream movies had actors/actresses that primarily act from different countries.

I was a little disappointed about not seeing more of the basterds doing their ambushes. Also, for some reason I didn't like the ending so much. Maybe I missed it the first time, but what was the reason for Waltz's character to become a traiter? Were the German's already losing the war to the point that people were surrendering?

I also didn't quite like how this movie changed the course of history. I don't mind taking liberties with history (ie. Tom Hanks meeting Nixon and such in Forrest Gump) but to change it in a major way as killing Hitler and the entire top officials of the SS and in turn stopping the war just turned me off.

Also not a criticism but more of a peculiar note was the subtitles at the beginning. In particular when the father dairy farmer said "Merci" it was first subtitled as Merci. But later on in the scene "Merci" was said again but the subtitle read "Thank you." That just seemed odd to me. Anyone know why this was done?

In the end I still liked the movie.
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Loved it. The second best movie of the year IMO. Everyone in the theater seemed to enjoy it just as much as me. Tarantino is definetly one of the best film makers working today.
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1. Pulp Fiction
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Jackie Brown
- True Romance (if you're willing to count it)
4. Kill Bill Vol. 2
5. Kill Bill Vol. 1
6. Death Proof (Grindhouse cut)
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Maybe I missed it the first time, but what was the reason for Waltz's character to become a traiter?
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I believe he chose this path because it was his chance to become a part of the overall history of the fall of the third Reich, since at the time he was aware that there were still Basterds in the cinema house with explosives ready to take out the leadership. Certain parts of the conversation between Pitt's and Waltz's characters escapes me so I could be mistaken.
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My initial (which is never a good thing for me) response on this film is a 3/5. I felt that certain scenes - bar - took too long for the build up and I was disappointed with the Basterd's lack of screen. Seemed as if the script could have achieved the same effect less a half hour or so.

The characters, moments of true suspense, camera work (ex: Shoshana's preparation), settings, shocking violence and story were all very good.

I'm not sure about re-watchability but I have a feeling that the film will definitely grow on me after another couple of rounds.
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Also not a criticism but more of a peculiar note was the subtitles at the beginning. In particular when the father dairy farmer said "Merci" it was first subtitled as Merci. But later on in the scene "Merci" was said again but the subtitle read "Thank you." That just seemed odd to me. Anyone know why this was done?
I meant to mention that as well - it actually happened throughout the movie. Basically anytime someone said Merci or Oui, the subtitles either put up the English or the French, no rhyme or reason...sometimes in the same scene. It was very distracting.
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I was a little disappointed about not seeing more of the basterds doing their ambushes. Also, for some reason I didn't like the ending so much. Maybe I missed it the first time, but what was the reason for Waltz's character to become a traiter? Were the German's already losing the war to the point that people were surrendering?
It was 1944, close to losing. We can assume that Paris is about to be invaded.
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It was 1944, close to losing. We can assume that Paris is about to be invaded.
They even had a scene where they mentioned how the Allies already had the coast.
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I didn't hate this movie, but I didn't like it either. I DID like certain scenes though. I just didn't like the movie as a whole.

By far my favorite scene was in the tavern.

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When Deiter Hellstrom said "oh, i'm afraid you're going to have to shoot them too. Looks like he's going to grow up without a father", I instantly thought of this line:

"It was I who allowed the rebels to know the location of our secret base. It is quite safe from your pitiful band. An entire legion awaits them on the Endor moon. Oh, i'm afraid the shield generator will still be active when your friend arrive."


Even the delivery was the same.
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Just saw this tonight. I think its a very good movie and borderline great but wouldn't call it a masterpiece. I loved how the movie built up the suspense in both the opening and basement/bar scene. I enjoyed Brad Pitt's performance but was completely enthralled by both Christopher Waltz and Melanie Laurent's characters. After seeing this movie, I wish more mainstream movies had actors/actresses that primarily act from different countries.

I was a little disappointed about not seeing more of the basterds doing their ambushes. Also, for some reason I didn't like the ending so much. Maybe I missed it the first time, but what was the reason for Waltz's character to become a traiter? Were the German's already losing the war to the point that people were surrendering?

I also didn't quite like how this movie changed the course of history. I don't mind taking liberties with history (ie. Tom Hanks meeting Nixon and such in Forrest Gump) but to change it in a major way as killing Hitler and the entire top officials of the SS and in turn stopping the war just turned me off.

Also not a criticism but more of a peculiar note was the subtitles at the beginning. In particular when the father dairy farmer said "Merci" it was first subtitled as Merci. But later on in the scene "Merci" was said again but the subtitle read "Thank you." That just seemed odd to me. Anyone know why this was done?

In the end I still liked the movie.

I usually like my movies to make sense. But with Quentin Tarantino, the crazier, the better.
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I think if the movie didn't end with Hitler dead it would've seemed more unnatural.
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I think if the movie didn't end with Hitler dead it would've seemed more unnatural.
how so? or is this statement tongue in cheek?
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The Grindhouse cut over the extended cut - really?! I think the extended cut improves the movie a great deal. Plus it has the lap-dance scene restored, which automatically makes it better!
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I also didn't quite like how this movie changed the course of history. I don't mind taking liberties with history (ie. Tom Hanks meeting Nixon and such in Forrest Gump) but to change it in a major way as killing Hitler and the entire top officials of the SS and in turn stopping the war just turned me off.
I guess Tarantino's view is that it's all fiction, so why not go all the way and kill Hitler!

And this just throws the movie in the alternate WWII history realm of fiction, with works like Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle and Robert Harris' Fatherland (which was also made into a movie), both of which are set in a world in which Nazi Germany won WWII.
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I guess Tarantino's view is that it's all fiction, so why not go all the way and kill Hitler!

And this just throws the movie in the alternate WWII history realm of fiction, with works like Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle and Robert Harris' Fatherland (which was also made into a movie), both of which are set in a world in which Nazi Germany won WWII.
but with those novels, you're expecting a deviation from history. I guess going into this movie, I was expecting something that still followed the general history. Ijust wished that i knew this was sort of in an alternate universe
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Just saw this tonight. I think its a very good movie and borderline great but wouldn't call it a masterpiece. I loved how the movie built up the suspense in both the opening and basement/bar scene. I enjoyed Brad Pitt's performance but was completely enthralled by both Christopher Waltz and Melanie Laurent's characters. After seeing this movie, I wish more mainstream movies had actors/actresses that primarily act from different countries.

I was a little disappointed about not seeing more of the basterds doing their ambushes. Also, for some reason I didn't like the ending so much. Maybe I missed it the first time, but what was the reason for Waltz's character to become a traiter? Were the German's already losing the war to the point that people were surrendering?

I also didn't quite like how this movie changed the course of history. I don't mind taking liberties with history (ie. Tom Hanks meeting Nixon and such in Forrest Gump) but to change it in a major way as killing Hitler and the entire top officials of the SS and in turn stopping the war just turned me off.
The first chapter is called "Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied France" that should automatically hit that it's going to be a non realistic film. At it's extreme it can be called a WWII fairy tale or better yet a Quentin Tarantino fairy tale. Also...this film is clearly a propaganda film, in the amusing sense. Why not change how the war ended?

My order of best Tarantino films:
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Jackie Brown (is this one not as appreciated cuz of the '70s black vibe or what?)
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Kill Bill (I like this one the most behind IB but it's really a film you either love or hate if you know wtf it's referencing in quality though it's right here)
6. Deathproof (either cut, I enjoy them both but I like the Grindhouse theatrical when it's joined with Planet Terror)

NEVER seen Four rooms

Regardless of order in quality form...I LOVE all his films. None of them are bad to me. I think they're great homage films and just a lot of fun. Tarantino for sure would fit real well with 1970s american cinema if he were directing at that time.

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The first chapter is called "Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied France" that should automatically hit that it's going to be a non realistic film.
touche. Forgot about that. Although at the time when I saw the title of the first chapter, I just thought that it meant that it was just an indeterminate time in Nazi occupied France. But I suppose the title meant just what you are implying.


Thought of another thing. Was it explained how BJ Novak's character was captured? It seemed like he was in the beginning when the Basterds were getting new soldiers but then he disappeard until the last quarter of the movie with him being captured.
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Thought of another thing. Was it explained how BJ Novak's character was captured? It seemed like he was in the beginning when the Basterds were getting new soldiers but then he disappeard until the last quarter of the movie with him being captured.
At first, I thought he got involved in a shoot-out with the Germans and was captured (While the other Basterds, like Samm Levine as pictured below, went out fighting)

This was all initially supposed to be a deleted scene to me, but after watching the movie again, Sam's firing frenzy appears to take place in the jail that's holding Hugo (The walls are the same as the pic)

At the moment, it's a mystery.
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Old 08-26-09, 07:12 AM
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Saw it yesterday. Great movie! A few scenes could have been trimmed a bit (the bar scene with the card game for one). The only thing that kind of annoyed me was the use of subtitles in the same language that is being spoken on screen. "Oui" for one. Sure I know what it means, but why subtitle it with the very same thing being said?

And of course Quintin was able to work in one foot fetish scene.
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