Originally Posted by Excelsior.
It's not. But it is a virtue of Django Unchained. Especially in context of the lack of movies showing the horrors of slavery (absolutely absurd on America's part, our reluctance to acknowledge our dark past is embarrassing, among other things). It does better than most, far better, but by QT's admission it still doesn't reflect the true horrors of slavery.
One should see Django Unchained with a mostly black audience. It was the greatest theater experience of 2012 for me, even over the Avengers. So frickin' cathartic.
Fair enough. I haven't seen it yet, but will at some point. I suppose I dislike the notion of QT directing a shocking film about slavery, when he just wants to make a career out of putting silly comic violence, B-movie dialogue and cardboard characters to other film's music. It seems to cheapen the whole thing. But, I will approach it on its own merits.