I usually am very choosy about my movies. I learnt that critics have been going gaga over QT’s latest movie, so I decided to check it out. Weird as it may sound to those who have loved this movie, to me, this was the worst movie Tarantino has ever made.
I won’t say I am a big fan of QT but I have seen all his movies. And things I like best about his movies are the subplots, character development, long-drawn-out sequences wherein characters engage in peppy and interesting parleys. ‘Inglourious Basterds’ had all the ingredients, typical of a QT movie, but then, something ‘significant’ was amiss. To start with, movie moves at an agonizingly slow pace; i almost yawned to death in the middle of the movie. As if that isn’t enough, a good part of the movie is subtitled. Finally, graphic violence in this movie, unlike Tarantino’s other movies, i thought, was quite dispensable.
There is this scene towards the climax wherein one of the characters(Pvt. Zoller)jokingly remarks to another character(Shosanna)while the former’s movie is being played that it’s a terrible movie and asks for his money back. I wryly smiled and let the feeling of being ridiculed slide.