Firstly, I’d like to say that I liked the film. It was a very wild but brave and interesting movie. Quentin Tarantino is a skilled storyteller who didn’t dilly-dally around with the plot of this film like say a Kill Bill 2.
The allstar cast, comedic breaks, witty dialouge and attention to detail made a terrible part of American history watchable. I think having actors that we have vested interests in helped take the sting away at times. Jamie Foxx was superb in translating the anxiety of being separated from his wife as well as his determination and passion to reunite with her.
Rightfully so, the movie is rubbing a lot of people the wrong way as people debate whether Tarantino gets a pass as a compassionate artist or is he an angry closet bigot? I don’t know, but he did make another pretty good flick that went against the Hollywood status quo. So in the end, I feel that the conversations being created as we discuss what happened at “Candie Land” are possibly worth more than all of the controversy.
Note: While I tried to keep it spoiler free above, the videos below don’t.
Sway interviews Tarantino.
Minister Farrakhan’s review of the movie.