Movie Review: Django -- Squeezing the buck
Last week as is our pattern we went to a movie. It’s good socialization as well as recreation followed by dinner. The movie we went to see was called DJANGO. It was a sort of western with all the cruelties of southern slavery built in. It had murder, whippings, torture, mutilation, arena boxing, and rape followed by slave sales. It certainly was not a documentary. All the movie did was possibly set race relations back to the civil war period. The main purpose of the movie most likely was the big buck.
The movie was already condemned by a number of groups. The movie was bad enough but was soon followed by the production and sale of doll-like action figures. You have Django, the slave master, and the black head house slave. The white torturers and the black slave love interest. The outcry by civil rights groups was great enough that the movies producers cancelled the production of the “action figures.” So far the producer has not been able to be reached for comment.
No one has to tell me about the horrors of slavery. I’ve been well educated in U.S. and world history. The movie certainly was not a Schindlers List.