In the new Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, actor/comedian Jamie Foxx stars as a slave-turned-bounty hunter who sets out to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Foxx won an Oscar for his honest portrayal of legend Ray Charles. But can we visualize Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter? Kunta Kinte he isn’t.
And what would a Tarantino-directed slave movie be without a horrific rape scene like this one? There will be plenty of slave stereotypes for moviegoers to digest (a character is named “House Nigger”). Not only is Kerry raped (twice), but she is also stripped naked and horse whipped by her white slave owner. (Let the protests begin.)
I’ve never enjoyed watching a Tarantino film. His movies always ramble on incoherently and make no sense.
Django Unchained also stars Christopher Waltz as Jamie’s mentor; Samuel L Jackson, rapper RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Kurt Russell and Don Johnson (Miami Vice). The film is set for a Christmas 2012 release.
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