Movie Number- 42
Title- Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Genre- Quentin Tarantino
Branden’s Rating- 8 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 7 out of 10
Average Rating- 7.5
Netflix Rating- 4 Stars
Comments– When I went to pop this into the PS3, I noticed that it was over 2 and half hours in length, and was immediately discouraged: how could a movie like this hold my interest for that long? I mean, I love Tarantino, but almost 3 hours of it? I stopped bitching eventually and hit play. What was to unfold would be an amazing alternate reality WWII tale that only Tarantino could pull off. I friggin’ loved this movie! It was gory, bloody, sexy, funny, sad, sick, and entertaining all in one package. The movie didn’t feel long at all, which was my biggest fear. Brad Pitt blew me away with his Lt. Aldo Raine character, and had some of my favorite moments in the movie. The length of the movie comes from the ultra-realistic take Tarantino has on some of the films: he lets them build up the way they might in real-life, which I thought was fascinating (Bridgette, on the other hand, thought they should have moved along at a bit quicker rate). I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys action films, or any other Quentin Tarantino movie, because it is special. Great-Good.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.