New Yorker Finds Inglourious Basterds Silly

Our mail-carrier a.k.a postman delivered the latest issue of the New Yorker (August 24, 2009) yesterday.

And with it arrived the review of Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Inglourious Basterds by David Denby.

For Tarantino acolytes, the news is not good.

You see, Denby’s review of the movie is not positive.

Here’s an excerpt from the last paragraph:

The film is skillfully made, but it’s too silly to be enjoyed, even as a joke. Tarantino may think that he is doing Jews a favor by launching this revenge fantasy (in the burning theatre, working-class Jewish boys get to pump Hitler and Göring full of lead), but somehow I doubt that the gesture will be appreciated. Tarantino has become an embarrassment: his virtuosity as a maker of images has been overwhelmed by his inanity as an idiot de la cinémathèque.

2 Responses to "New Yorker Finds Inglourious Basterds Silly"

  1. unknownvirus   August 21, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Looks like District 9 is creating quite a sensation. A lot of folks are hailing it as all time sci-fi great.Have you watched it yet? Responds:

    Looks interesting. No, haven’t seen it.

    Still running in theatres here.

    Wonder if you are aware that a lot of Americans believe extraterrestrials landed in the U.S in the 1940s in New Mexico and there was a government coverup.

  2. unknownvirus   August 21, 2009 at 10:50 am

    oh! didn’t know the Roswell incident. BTW. check out the red band trailer of Legion.

    The movie is set to release in 2010 but it has already created quite a ruckus in the Vatican. Angels coming to destroy the humans and the evils protecting us! Responds:

    Just watched it. Interesting.

    But God must be really dumb if it took him this long to get tired of the bullshit.

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