Did you have the same thoughts about Inglorious Bastards? I mean Jews k!lling Germans in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust sounds awfully familiar to a black man k!lling slave-owners during slavery.
Or was that ok because it wasn't about our ancestors?
I know the plantation my people were slaves on, I can visit it today if I want to, and I have no issue with this movie at all. Judge me all you want but I take it at face value, it's just a movie.
I also understand that white people all over the country call us n*ggas and ******s when we're not around so when QT puts it in his movies, I just take it as another realistic view of life.
I actually did have a problem with the sensationalized aspect of Inglorious Bastards as I do with any movie hollywood does when it comes to sensationalized historical references. That had little to do w/ QT and more to do with hollywood and I formed an opinion based solely on the previews and ads. And that "just a movie" statement is more powerful then people realize. Because the average idiotic american takes these movies as the gospel truth. Entertainment influences and shapes our reality.
A logical person takes things beneath the surface instead of just face value all the time
With all that said I saw the movie and it was pretty good. Like I stated before the ad "D'JANGO off the chain" gave it an impression like it was some mockery of slavery. However it had a much more serious tone added to it and It's easily one of the best films of 2012.
It was alot I loved about the movie because it was def. bold and didn't romanticize slavery at all. And that I can respect it didn't romanticize slavery at all. Just like how some movies like to romanticize Europeans k!lling Native Americans. Nah the only likeable white character in the movie is the German. Every other white person in the movie you hated. I mean he didn't hold back on that. And I felt like that was much needed when depicting slavery because that is a more accurate description of slavery interactions between black and whites.
Not saying that it wasn't some "nice" white folks but the majority of white people(as today just not as bold) esp. in the south in the past treated blacks this way.
And I damn sure didn't have a problem w/ the N-Word or the violence. Slavery was very very violent. A movie can't even go into detail how sick and twisted chattel slavery was. I mean the movie would have to be NC-17.
The only thing I thought was missing(but this a QT film so I didn't expect it in the first place) was some kind of message or underlying content dealing w/ the issue of slavery. See I can get that out of a Spike Lee film(speaking of). But I understand QT is a different director then Spike Lee
As far as ppl sh*tting on Spike Lee. Spike got a right to have his own opinion because he's dealt with the hypocrisy and backlash from his films. Both Spike Lee and QT are legendary film makers. Spike doesn't make good black films(like some idiot suggested earlier) he makes GREAT FILMS period. And that's why he has beef cuz ppl write him off as black this black that. But we don't look at films dominated by white ppl as a white movie it's just a MOVIE.
*smh* I can understand Spike frustration...black ppl sh*tten on Spike for that sound like Sam L. Jackson house negro character and really missed the point of D'Jango.
I'll also say this it was some white mothafu*kas in the theaters laughing a little too hard at some of the n-word moments. Like some of those scenes weren't meant to be funny it was actually quite sad cuz conversations and interactions like that really did happen like that on a daily basis. I think some people in the theater didn't realize that like "Oh this is just a movie"