Preview: Django Unchained (2012)


A vengeance-seeking man frees a slave named Django to help him exact revenge on the brothers that took Django's wife from him.

  • Poster: B


This classic design pays homage to all the great posters of many years ago, ones that were hand-drawn rather than those that were mass-manufactured.

  • Trailer: C- / B-


Everything I dislike about Jamie Foxx as an actor is on clear display in this trailer. Add to that the stereotyped stylings of Christoph Waltz and we have the first Quentin Tarantino film I'm ambivalent about.

The first two-thirds of the trailer are quite engaging this second time around. It looks like a more traditional, period drama about slavery in the South before the Civil War. But being a Tarantino film, it's little surprise that some later scenes look very much in his style and should satiate any concerned fans that this wouldn't be a traditional Tarantino flick. That aside, the film does look more engaging with this second trailer and its Oscar chances might be a lot better than I had begun to worry they might be.

Oscar Prospects:

With Harvey Weinstein at the controls, this will undoubtedly become an Oscar contender. Whether it can duplicate the success of Tarantion's last film, Inglourious Basterds remains to be seen.

Release Date:

  • December 25, 2012