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Wacky fun! That’s the best way to describe the new INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS trailer. by COOP

Posted on June 22nd, 2009
Posted on June 22nd, 2009


Tarantino’s lost his mind.  Actually…  did he ever really have it?  I tell you what he does have.  Guts.  “Inglourious Basterds” looks so wild and zany I can easily imagine it being a disaster. 

But I know Quentin better than that.  While always self indulgent it looks like he’s gotten the foot-fetishism porn film that was “Death Proof” out of his system and is now back to the same mixture of cheese and coolness that spawned “Kill Bill.”  The first trailer for “Basterds” did nothing for me because it didn’t give me enough flavor for the tone of the film.  In this new one, I see a few more complete thoughts which make me feel more confident about it. 

Sure, it’s goofy.  Brad Pitt’s accent is ridiculous (and borderline offensive to a Southerner like me) with his bulldog jaw and redneck humor… but darned if it doesn’t look like a hell of a lot of fun.  The reaction from the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival, which usually worships Tarantino, was tepid and the confirmation of massive cuts being made to that version is troubling, but I’m keeping the faith. 

I wish Sam Jackson could make a cameo.  Imagine him saying to a “Nazzee” goosestepper, “English mother****er, do you speak it???”  That’d be classic.

Enough talk.  Trailer now…

-C

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