Inglourious Basterds (2009) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Inglourious Basterds

acting 9

directing 8

effects 9

editing 8

writing 8

SW SCORE: 42

4.2 out of 5 🐙

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The last Tarantino joint I really enjoyed. The Hateful Eight and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood were well-made films with excellent acting and fine dialogue but they didn’t have the same fantastic, dark sense of humor that his movies are known for. My ultimate test for love for a movie is simple: do I want to watch it again? And the answer for those two is, sadly, no. But this spirited WW2 revenge fantasy adventure is full of humor, amazing acting performances (particularly Christoph Waltz), great dialogue, and brutal but visceral action.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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