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Django came out not too long ago and stirred up quite the controversy. I have had many conversations with friends about this movie.
I was excited about Django (D is silent) since I first started seeing the previews. The movie didnt have too many twist and turns and was pretty much what I expected, but I was still entertained.
Alot of people (Spike Lee) felt a certain way about Tarantino (white) directing this film. They felt like he was trying to exploit Slavery. And that it was nothing to be taken lightly.
The crowd that I was watching the movie with was a majority black audience. They were getting excited on certain parts. Like when the homie Django started using the whip on this white cat. I mean this scene was cool..but I didnt feel the need to jump out of my seat. The movie did not have me feeling like that. I did not get the same feeling that I got from watching a movie like ROOTS (White Man Directed). There were definitly some parts that served as a reminder of what was going on in these days and what our people had to go thru, but I think this served as more of a back drop for a Western type movie.
This was interesting because this is something that had not been used yet to my knowledge.
The homie Sam Jackson caught a lot of flack for his character as well. Sam played Steven. The House Nigga to the extreme. His character was Sad because I know it was people like that for real and still exsist in similar ways today. But he was funny to me as well. Some might say that its ignorant of me to think that, but Im just keeping it 100.