Well, despite many casting changes and bailouts, and accusations of an out of control production, it appears that Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is still on schedule for a Christmas release, as the film’s marketing train continues to roll ever onward. Now we have another full-length trailer which once again spells out the plot—Django (Jamie Foxx) teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to find the plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio) who owns his wife (Kerry Washington) and save her—while adding a ton of Tarantino-esque violence, humor, and wordplay. Check it out.
While there’s nothing particularly laugh out loud funny in the clip (though Jonah Hill’s bit is good for a light chuckle), there’s something about DiCaprio’s malevolent (and dentally challenged) Calvin Candie that seems so off kilter that you can’t help but laugh at the guy, despite how odious he appears to be. Elsewhere, Foxx appears to be in full badass mode, which can be a bit annoying because it’s Jamie Foxx, but hey, what can you do. Give a look:
So there you have it—does it look like yet another modern masterpiece for Tarantino, or will this be the slipshod vanity piece his ego has been threatening to make for years?
What do you think of the trailer?