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Inglourious Basterds
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8/31/2009
 
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I cried, I laughed, I was on the edge of my seat...

Bratt Pitt was a bit too much of a sling blade character, but had lots of great one-liners (we in the business of Nazi killing, and business is a booming).  Anyone know what's up with the slit-throat-scar? To make him more "bad-ass"?

The supporting cast stole the show (and likely had more screen time than  Brad, but he's the "star"), with Melanie Laurent (Shosanna Dreyfus), what am amazing performance and beautiful actress. Christoph Waltz, (Col. Hans Landa), he just might be a Nazi in real-life, very creepy convincing.

Oh, let's not forget, Til Schweiger (Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz), the Nazi turned brutal Nazi killer. Waiting for him to lose it in the pub was nerve-wrecking. Btw, meeting at the pub, great scene. Won't spoil it for those who haven't seen, but my legs trembled with anxiety waiting for "something" to happen.

Eli Roth (Sgt. Donny Donowitz) was pretty awesome indeed (baseball bat), you know he used to be one Howard Stern's guys?  Who cast BJ Novak? He made me feel a bit uncomfortable, too clean, and as if I'm watching The Office, in a bad way.

Great cameo by Mike Myers, the entire audience was laughing hysterically the moment he appeared on the screen.  Surprising voice cameos by Samuel L Jackson (narrator) and Harvey Keitel (the general Landa makes deal with).  And David Bowie's 'Cat People' made the theater scene (climax)  superb... putting out fire with gasoline...

I would have done some things differently, but I'm not Terantino (writer/director) or Weinstein ($).  With all that said, Quentin feel free to add this to your list of cult (and mainstrean) classics, just no prequels or sequels please. ;)


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