On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’

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Okay, so I finally finished watching Inglourious Basterds last night. And on the “Big TV” out in the Common Room at that. Of course, I had to wait till the Caregiver and her boyfriend went to the master bedroom for the night, but at least I didn’t have to watch it on my smaller – if more advanced – TV. Plus, I was on the far more comfortable recliner sofa, so….

Because it was already rather late – I think It was 9:45 PM when I finally plopped onto the sofa and hit PLAY on the Blu-ray player remote – I only watched the last two chapters of Inglourious Basterds Operation Kino and Revenge of the Giant Face. I’d seen the film before – in one of my ex-girlfriends’ apartment a bit over 10 years ago – so I remembered that Quentin Tarantino’s revenge fantasy/dark humor/war film is also an alternative historical movie. I especially remembered the last scenes, but I had forgotten most of Operation Kino because I was paying more attention to my then-girlfriend than the movie.

I’m a bit tired and don’t feel like writing a long post, so I am not even going to give you a full review of the movie. I’ll do that at some point in the future, just not now. I will say this: I liked the casting – there’s a fine international cast, including Brad Pitt, B.J. Novak, Mélanie Laurent, Cristoph Waltz, Rod Taylor, Mike Myers (yes, that Mike Myers), Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Jacky Ido, and Daniel Brühl – and the dark humor. I was taken aback by some of the violence in Inglourious Basterds, but I have only seen three of Tarantino’s movies (Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof, and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), so it’s not like I am a connoisseur of his filmography.

Anyway, I don’t have much else to report, and I should get off my rear end and take a shower and change into fresh street clothes. So, Dear Reader, I’m signing off. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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