Friday, September 4, 2009

JONJ Recommends: Inglourious Basterds

When "Pulp Fiction" came out, Quentin Tarantino (Not a Jew) was derided in some circles for celebrating violence. However, most of that violence took place off-screen; this is not the case in "Basterds". In fact, some of it so up close and graphic that it made my usually-desensitized eyes squirm. That being said...

It's a great, great movie. Emphasis on MOVIE. Yes, it's violent, and not historically accurate, and self-serving (oh, is it self-serving, especially the last line), but it's a great, great, great MOVIE. I loved it from the opening shot to that last line... even when my eyes were squirming.

And the Jews... Oh, the Jews. We can easily get half a dozen JONJ profiles out of it (of course, B.J. Novak is already in the books). You'll probably see at least one "Basterds"-related profile in the near future.

And seriously, the Jews. It's a movie about Jews killing Nazis. How can you go wrong with that?

JONJ Rating: 5 / 5.

1 comment:

  1. I just watched "A Serious Man", great film. Very Jewish centric, so I'm looking forward to the JONJ rating.