Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love

Inglorious Basterds.

I haven’t seen any of Quentin Tarantino’s films before Inglorious Basterds. He was notorious for gory scenes, and I am not particularly fond of that, but I tried Basterds because it is a historical fiction with a very interesting cast of characters.

I am completely in love with this film!

Who is a Basterd?

It got mixed reviews due to a lot of factors – no participatory value, unchecked facts, truth stretching, and the likes.

The film may have been silly and disconcerting due to historical inaccuracies and inane representations, but perhaps the movie was portrayed as wildly entertaining, audacious and thrilling for the benefit of an alternative to the horrendous reality of World War II? I don’t believe that this film wanted to undermine the violence, moral implications, or the realness of the World War II. True, violence does not solve everything, and it never will – but this movie sure used a lot of that, guts and imagination. In the end, Tarantino did make this film that entertained and annoyed a lot of people for all various reasons.

But personally for me, I think the movie is one hell of a ride.


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