A Tarentino masterwork about a group of ‘basterds’ who plan to assassinate Nazi leaders. Starring Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz and Brad Pitt.
I felt a bit guilty for liking this film – it has quite a lot of violence in it but with that comes a big dollop of irreverence in regards to the subject they are dealing with. It is also quite long – about 2 and a half hours. If you don’t like sitting through long films then watch it in two chunks.
And then there is Hans Lander. Christoph Waltz deserves his own mention here.
My sister Izzie (she blogs at https://ibirch99.wordpress.com/) adores Waltz’s American films and I can see why she admires him as an actor. He has such an arresting power over his scenes and is captivating, even when playing the role of a villain. Watching him embody the evilness of a ‘Jew Hunter’ was enthralling and it made me want to keep watching to see what would happen next.
Brad Pitt was good as Aldo Raine. Very charismatic!
A super film which had a heavy dollop of violence, but was nonetheless a very good film if you don’t mind historic irreverence.
MY RATING: **** / *****