Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchainged, tells the story of Django (Jamie Foxx) a slave who is purchased by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter, who needs Django’s help identifying some suspects. Eventually, Django and Schultz develop a brotherly relationship and become a team. Schultz agrees to help Django find his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who was sold to another plantation, and give them both their freedom. Thus, the real quest begins.
I got to screen it and after months of anticipation and I wasn’t disappointed. Despite getting a chance to see it for free, I am going to pay to see it again because I loved it. Contrary to the description that the media and some naysayers are pushing, Django Unchained isn’t just about slavery. It’s about love. There’s the self-love that Django learns for himself, the bromance between Schulz and Django and ultimately Django’s undying love for his wife.
There are several reviews and breakdowns already circulating online that offer great analyses of the film so I’m going to keep it simple. Here are five reasons why I think you should see Django Unchained.