First Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
We've seen the set photos, we've read about the plot, we have a ridiculous amount of casting news. After months of speculation and anticipation, it's finally time to get our first look at Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained
When I first heard that Quentin Tarantino was making a movie about slavery, I wasn't sure what to expect. It's a pretty touchy subject in the US still, and the race tensions down there have only gotten worse in recent years. Would this be the first time Tarantino holds back as to not offend anyone? After witnessing the trailer above, the answer is resoundingly no. As a matter of fact, Tarantino manages to make light of slavery and racism, if the trailer is to be any indication of the tone of the film -- and it usually is.
We shouldn't be surprised, that's Quentin for you. He managed to make a guy who killed Jews for a living one of the most oddly beloved villains in movie history in Inglorious Basterds, and it looks like he's going to try and do it again in this one with Leonardo DiCaprio as slave owner Calvin Caddie, who fits in just fine in the Tarantino universe and in his first full-fledged role as a villain. As a matter of fact, he's absolutely delightful in the glimpses we got here.
We still love Christoph Waltz of course, who plays bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, and Jamie Foxx is his usual action-hero self in the title role, and it was interesting to finally see him in a Tarantino flick. It was especially cool to see him explain his name to the original Django from the 1966 film, Frank Nero.
Don't kid yourself, was there any chance we were going to hate this? Django Unchained is almost certain to be at the top of many lists at the end of the year, and the trailer only reinforces that. Now, we wait for December 25th to roll out, and we wait to get our first look at some of the other characters in the film, most notably Samuel L. Jackson's character.