Open Discussion Thread: Inglourious Basterds

This is your open discussion thread for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, a World War II movie unlike any you’ve ever seen as envisioned by the same wacky mind that brought us the two “Kill Bill” films (and apparently “Basterds” is nearly just as long at over two and a half hours). The film, which opens today, stars Brad Pitt as the head of a Nazi-scalpin’ division behind enemy lines, Mike Myers as a British General, and Diane Kruger as the femme fatale spy.

Word is, the film is talky. Perhaps too talky, even by QT standards. Or was it just right?

In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own…

Starring Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novak, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender, Samm Levine, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Mélanie Laurent, Julie Dreyfus, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, Omar Doom, and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

“Inglourious Basterds” — Glorious, or just Bastards?