Movie, “Inglourious Basterds,” is a highly acclaimed film with a well-honed script and excellent characterization. The film is set in German-occupied France and follows the story of a group of Jewish American soldiers known as “The Basterds,” who plan to enter occupied France and carry out a mission to kill Nazis. The film features a standout performance by Christoph Waltz as Nazi Colonel Hans Landa and Brad Pitt as the head of the Basterds, Raine. The film is a masterful blend of drama, humor, and action, with standout scenes including a shootout in a bar and a dramatic climax. The film’s technical elements, such as cinematography and sound, are also noteworthy. Overall, “Inglourious Basterds” is a film that stands out for its script, characterization, and attention to detail and is well worth watching.
The movie starts in the backdrop of German-occupied France with a Nazi colonel Hans Landa (played by Christoph Waltz), killing a Jewish family and leaving a girl of that family for mercy. Now a group of Jewish American soldiers (The bastards) is formed and plan to enter the land of France occupied by Germany. The head of the group Raine (Brad Pitt) has the plot to kill the Nazis ghastly (mainly trouncing) to make the Germans know their presence. The girl Shosanna (who was left with mercy by the colonel) plans a plot to burn the cinema that she owns as there was a German premiere that would be attended by many superior Nazi officials, including the Fuehrer. And at last, the girl and the Bustards are successful in their plot, leaving Shosanna to die.
Well, this is not the movie, as every character and every scene in the film was overwhelming. Especially the character of Colonel Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz, was with a surge of the ordinance. All the characters are given equally important and are really important as you cannot miss any of the scenes in the movie. A bar shootout sequence was awesome (watch in a cinema to enjoy the sequence). The technical part of the movie… hmmm, just go watch to have it experienced. The climax has its own glamour.
This is the best example of a great film that solely depends on the script and the characterization. Let’s wait and see how many awards it is going to bag in the year, including the Academy Awards.
Bottom Line: – Two-way thumbs up for the movie, which is gloriously made. – It’s the INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.