Went to see the new Tarantino film last night, with Mrs Ahab. Before I continue, you need to understand where I’m coming from on this review. I think Quentin Tarantino is overrated, and that he thinks he is some kind of artistic genius. I would disagree. However, I also really like his movies because most of them are homages to films and genres I really enjoy. So, I guess I’m kind of a self loathing Tarantino fan.
From a movie goer standpoint, Inglorious Basterds was “Quentin Tarantino does WW2”. What that means is that if you’re generally a fan of his projects, you’ll probably like Basterds. If you’re not a Taratino fan, you probably won’t like Basterds. If you’re undecided, then go see the movie and decide for yourself.
I liked it, obviously. I thought the acting was spot on for the characters, and while the plot left a little to be desired, overall I give it 4.5 dead Nazis out of a possible 5. Walther PPk fans should enjoy it, as your beloved heater got a lot of screen time.
One more note: don’t see this movie if you’re a big stickler for “historical accuracy”.