Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Yes, I spelled that correctly. Director Quentin Tarantino’s grammatically challenged sixth feature film (Kill Bill is one movie, and yes, Death Proof counts) has been 10 years in the making, and today, the teaser trailer was released. Will Inglourious Basterds live up to the hype?

I’m cautiously optimistic. Althought I never went into Grindhouse expecting much, Death Proof frustrated and angered me so much that I almost stopped being a Tarantino fan. Almost.

But then I remember how much I absolutely adore his other films, and I get excited again.

Inglourious, for those that don’t know, is a men-on-a-mission story based in World War II. Brad Pitt has the lead role, and Tarantino-regular Samuel L. Jackson will narrate the whole shebang.

Those two names will hopefully be the Hollywood draw needed to help inject some much-needed excitement into hearing Tarantino’s name again. After Grindhouse‘s awful box-office performance, I wasn’t the only one who lost confidence in Quentin.

We should get a better idea of how Inglourious turns out when it debuts in May at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film’s U.S. release date is August 21.

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3 thoughts on “Inglourious Basterds (2009)

  1. jfernandez1121 says:

    Gonna be tough getting past that accent. Jeez.

  2. Zisko Apaza says:

    Although I’ve only seen the trailer I can tell Brad Pitt will give a respectful performance as a hillbilly retard who hates Nayzee’s.

    My only beef with ‘Inglorious Basterds’ is with Quentin Tarantino Now although I loved ‘Pulp Fiction’ and I thought the ‘Kill Bills’ were entertaining, I think its about time for Tarantino to SHUT UP. Every DAMN movie you make always has to have huge looong drawn out dialogue. From that damned big toe scene to all the YAPPING those shmuckettes were doing in ‘Grindhouse.’ SHUT YER PIE HOLE ALREADY.

    And what is your obsession with all the exaggerated violence? The premise of ‘Inglorious Basterds’ sounds fantastic. I’m just afraid I’m going to leave at the end of the movie thinking: “Man, if only Spielberg or Scorsese would have hopped aboard this project, It had to be chatter box over here.”

    What I did like? Killin’ Nayzees. I want my scalps too Brad. Lechaim.

  3. Kosh says:

    Why does Death Proof frustrate you? That’s my all-time favorite movie. The pacing was fine, the dialogue was great, and the action sequence was so entertaining! I would really love to know what your thoughts on the film are.

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