The Rains of Castamere was a song written about Lord Tywin Lannister’s crushing victory over rebellious House Reyne of Castamere and the destruction of the House at the end of their rebellion.
And who are you, the proud lord said,
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that’s all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws,
And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
as long and sharp as yours.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.
Boards of Canada
This awfully looks a lot like The Strangers, which was kinda like the worst horror movie I have seen in a while…
Django Unchained (2012) by Quentin Tarantino
with Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington.
I cannot begin writing this review without warning you that this is a Quentin Tarantino movie… As many of my peers will tell you, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who like Quentin Tarantino movies and those who don’t. I, myself, am a big fan. I consider Kill Bill one of the best movies I’ve seen in my life, it not the best. I enjoy Tarantino’s cinematography, his editing style as well as his eclectic use of music. The outpouring use of graphic violence was something that shocked me at first but that I started to enjoy and even ended finding it somewhat necessary, especially in Django Unchained.
With the background being set in a pre civil war time, Christoph Waltz plays Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter who will pair with Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave. Django will help him find some bad guys he has seen and, in exchange, Schultz will help him buy his freedom and find his wife (Kerry Washington). This will set them up against Leonardo DiCaprio, a ruthless slave master, and Samuel L. Jackson, a house slave “butler” who thinks he’s above his peers.
Samuel L. Jackson was excellent as Stephen, and he reminded me of another movie I saw recently, Case Depart, also dealing with slavery. His character was really moving, because in a way, you cannot help but wonder about human nature: how can people just turn against their peers, even plot with the “oppressor”, just so they can elevate their situation a little.
People raved about every one in this movie, saying each actor was stealing the show, but I have my reservations about Jamie Foxx. I felt he was trying too hard and it didn’t feel natural at all. Kerry Washington was ok, in a way that her character was really minor but she was still able to convey some emotions to it.
The movie was long, but it’s like every Quentin Tarantino movie, when you think about it afterwards, you realize you wouldn’t cut any scenes. So except the length, I have nothing bad to say about the movie as whole. I thought it was a nice, even if not completly historically accurate, protrayal of what life was in the slavery times and it raised some good questions about love, loyalty and conscience. Some questions that would still be relevant in our modern society.
1 year after, still controversial.
It might be funny
Such a solid cast… Is it to mask a weak plot?
Aaron Eckhart in Taken 3
How did this thing made into a movie…?
Oscar Isaac + Garrett Hedlund…. Sounds like a winner to me :)
Johnny Depp and his weird voice.