No introduction necessary….
I’m afraid I’m going to sway a bit more towards the negative on this… while still qualifying my discussion by assuring you that I’ll be buying a ticket for this one for sure and am very excited overall.
But the trailer is only average.
I love the intro music, the opening “scene” that introduces Christoph Waltz’s bounty hunter character, and many of the visuals (including the obviously-QT shot of blood spraying upon white flowers) but there are two things that left me feeling a bit deflated. The first is Jamie Foxx. I’ve been on record as saying I would have preferred Idris Elba in the role of Django and I’m left feeling more of the same here. Foxx is fine and I’m sure he won’t distract all that much but I’m left wanting more from his performance in the couple minutes of screen time that we are seeing. The second thing I’m slightly concerned about is Leo’s accent. Did anyone else get a Tom Hanks in The Ladykillers vibe from him in this trailer? Now, where do I hold a small place in my heart for that Coen Brothers film (I know, I’m one of the few) the accent and look of Hanks’ character was all for comedic purposes, and I doubt that’s the atmosphere that Tarantino is trying to cultivate. I was also surprised that they didn’t show more of Dicaprio and also that they didn’t show Samuel L. Jackson or Don Johnson (yes, THAT Don Johnson) in the trailer. And “Justified” fans like me will also rue the lack of Walton Goggins in the trailer, but hopefully the film will give us more of Boyd!
Like I said, I’ll see it and I remain excited, but I just feel like they could have done a bit better with the first footage they’re showing us…
But am I alone in that thinking?
Let us know below!