Man alive, I am thrilled about seeing this goddamn movie.
While the first trailer for Django Unchained was an electrifying introduction into Quentin Tarantino‘s high-faulting take on the Old West, a second preview ups the ante on everything, from basic plot mechanics to stunning compositions and with all the fun that comes in-between. At the moment, it’s hard for me write about this film without devolving into utter glee and useless hyperbole, so it’s best if one just takes a look for themselves; you can even discover a previously unseen actor — and, possibly one second later, Tarantino — that way. If you’re not even a little excited, the both of us need to have a serious, face-to-face conversation.
Watch the trailer below (via Apple):
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, and Todd Allen, Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
Is Django Unchained looking better and better with each new preview?
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