Tarantino needs an editor!

bastardsInglourious Basterds is good. But it could have been a thousand times better if someone had had the balls to tell Tarantino to reign in his diarrhea of the effing mouth! The opening scene of the movie introduces you to two important characters, however he takes over twenty minutes to do it. And it’s not twenty action filled minutes either. It’s twenty talky minutes when ten really would have been sufficient. A second scene mid-movie, involves two of the Basterds and one British agent and the same thing happens again, they talk for far too long before the action hits and then the action ends too soon. The ending of the movie is wholly satisfying and worth the price of admission. Brad Pitt is hilarious and strangely believable in this unbelievable role. Melanie Laurent and Diane Kruger give incredibly brilliant performances as two women fighting the Nazis for very different reasons. But the movie is stolen by Christoph Waltz who plays Col. Hans Lander, the “Jew Hunter.” His performance is inspired and so natural he gives you chills.

Inglourious Basterds is good and worth seeing, but it could have been even better with a strong edit of the screenplay. When you find yourself planning your week through larges sections of a movie, then that movie isn’t as successful as it could have been.


~ by wastedlife40 on August 23, 2009.

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