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Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS teaser trailer online! by COOP

Posted on February 12th, 2009
Posted on February 12th, 2009


What happens when you get nine, red-blooded American, Dirty Dozen-type Jewish soldiers together who are cheesed-off beyond belief at the Nazis for massacring Jews across Europe so they go on a “Kill Bill”-like terror rampage through Nazi Occupied France?

You get “Inglourious Basterds,” that’s what. This one looks like a wild entry into Quentin Tarantino’s directing slate (can you believe this is only his sixth full feature-length film?). From the teaser, I’m guessing we’ve never seen a WWII film like this before. Actually… they say that in the teaser. Looks like a grindhouse film disguised as a big-budgeted Hollywood picture. Well, that’s Quentin for you.

Although another film called “The Inglourious Bastards” graced drive-in screens back in 1978, the new “Basterds” looks more like a loose reimagining of the original plot. Not sure why Tarantino intentionally misspelled the word “bastard.” I’m guessing it’s more to sidestep the censors rather than pulling a lame “Boyz in the Hood,” I-can’t-spell-cuz-I’m-gangsta gimmick.

In any case, I’m giddy to see this one because it’s obviously not taking itself too seriously. Even Brad Pitt hams it up with an awful, stereotypical southern accent. It’s a weird cast though (horror auteur Eli Roth and that geek from “Freaks and Geeks?”). I’ll be looking forward to a more substantial trailer, but until then, take a look-see…

-Coop

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