Sunday, October 25, 2009

Review - Inglourious Basterds

Don't ask Quention Tarantino for why it is spelled in that way if you don't want to get your a** kicked...knowing QT, he never fail to deliver, and this is one of his best outing yet, in the same league as his previous work of Jackie Brown & Pulp Fiction (Kill Bill is cool and i love Natural Born Killers but they don't actually calls out for a movie with strong 'statement')...there's only one way you going to feel after watching the movie, either you like it or hate it...nothing in between...knowing QT's flair of dragging one whole conversation into one substantial scene of 20 minutes (remember John Travolta & Samuel L. Jackson scene inside the car in Pulp Fiction?), some people might sleep thru the movie...but i was awake and i enjoyed the whole 2 1/2 hours...

Casting was superbly done and sometimes you might led to think that this is a German/ French movie instead of American since both language are the main language used thruout the movie...all the actors that required to play the parts of German or French are indeed fluent in the respective language...i never heard Diane Kruger spoke german before, hurmm...interesting...and the austrian actor who plays Landa (the N*zi officer that you itched to strangle to death everytime he appears in the screen-you know why when you watch it) is fluent in French, German, English & Italian...and he spoke effortlessly thruout the movie in all 4 languages...denggg....i was impressed....no wonder he got the best actor award in Cannes Film Festival this year...

For those who had failed World History, the events happened in the movie are purely fictional...Hitler died of suicide, not burnt to death while attending some movie premier (it kinda funny when you think of it)...this is some sort of fictional World War II movie...a delightful one...

This movie i would classify it as for acquired taste...its not a movie for everyone...all of QT's movies are like that...if you like it, then you like it...if you dont, then you dont...i am one of the fan of QT's product and i have to say that this one is real worth watching for QT fans...but for those who wanted to watch it, hurmm...i guess you should start by watching his former works such as 'From Dusk Till Dawn' or 'Natural Born Killers' for starters...coz the QT's direction style is totally different from other directors out there in the market...if you are hoping for Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg or James Cameron products, you are bound to be disappointed when the war portrayed in the movie are unlike Saving Private Ryan's war scene...

But all in all, this movie is a big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrate once again that Quentin Tarantino is the real thing, a director of quixotic delights.... And i am a big fan...still waiting for more to come from QT...

ajie
11:47 a.m
26 October 2009
Putrajaya

6 comments:

Cherrie Pie Sweety said...

aku pun antara peminat filem QT and movies yg genre cmni.. belum tengok lagi.akan ku tengok.. aku memang suka citer2 cmni instead of komedi romantik ke seram ala2 The Ring tu ha ha ha

Jaja Yunizah said...

cerita dia mmg best tapi kalau dah satu scene tu amik masa yang sampai 20mins boring laaa....its a bit funny tapi slow laaa

muhamadakmalwahab said...

cher : kalau ko peminat quentin tarantino mesti ko suka nyer citer ni...

jaja : memang style quentin tarantino...ko pernah tengok KILL BILL? PULP FICTION? JACKIE BROWN? tu semua pon style camni gak...suka drag satu scene kepada dok bersembang dua orang tiga orang camtu...

Jaja Yunizah said...

Kill Bill vol.1 dan Vol.2 dah tengok. Yang tu best juga....tapi movie QT ni a bit unique la, dia suka guna muzik style klasik ala2 mcm zaman Bruce Lee tu sume.

marmalade said...

you like QT? how about prof madya a. razak mohaideen? he directed some impressive films as well you know. look at the title of his movies - cinta fotokopi, cinta kolesterol, i know what you did last raya...

i mean hello? who would think of such titles, dude?????

muhamadakmalwahab said...

jaja : yup...dia ada dia punya own style...

mala : yup i do...prof razak????erkkkkk~flabbergasted~erkkkkkkk~fainted....
deng....i never watch any of his products...even it is shown on the tv for free....and also yusof haslam's...but one thing you have to agree that yusof haslam really made those whom he recruited into a star....erra fazira, diana danielle, just to name a few...but i wouldn't waste my time watching these two people's product...as for locals, i love yasmin ahmad's, kabir bahtia, and afdlin shauki's...