Splattered Spaghetti

As much as I’ve enjoyed other Quentin Tarantino films — “Pulp Fiction” immediately springs to mind — it’s hard to relax, let alone enjoy watching a film when you don’t know which man, woman, child, or horse(!) is going to get its head blown off next.

spaghYes, horses: ¬†there are so many equine “splatter shots” in “Django Unchained” that the credits immediately following the closing scene promise that “no horses were harmed making the movie” (good for a laugh from the audience I saw it with).


Unfortunately, exploding heads aren’t the only carnage.

There’s also skulls-smashed-in-by-hammers; a slave torn apart by dogs; a (very) near castration; graphic whippings; and lots of corpses (and not-quite-corpses) used as human¬†shields in close-quarter gunfights, with predictably sickening results.

I know critics are calling this Tarantino’s homage to spaghetti Westerns (amongst other things), but for me, the film recalled a different (and more gory) kind of spaghetti and meat sauce.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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