Lt. Aldo Raine: The German will be sickened by us, the German will talk about us, and the German will fear us.
Order has been restored – Quentin Tarantino’s previous film, Death Proof (2006) was little short of crap.
Such a disappointment when one considers the fact that both Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004) were nothing short of amazing.
The first, an incredible, exhilarating, dazzling riff on the chopsocky extravaganzas of old, the second a genuinely thoughtful, intelligent look at the price that the first film’s central character, Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) must pay for her vengeance quest against the titular Bill (David Carradine) and his cohorts.
And Tarantino’s latest (which was, of course, also written by the US’s most intelligent movie-nerd) also concerns vengeance, but of a very different genre – Inglourious Basterds (2009) transports us into the heart of Nazi-occupied France during World War II, and into a master plan engineered by one Lt.
Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt as you have absolutely never seen him before). Raine’s mission? To lead a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as ‘The Basterds’, who have been chosen to spread fear and chaos throughout the Third Reich by the brutal murder and scalping of Nazis – each of the eight men chosen must deliver 100 Nazi scalps to Raine, or die trying. Truly, let the fun begin…
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