I love Spike Lee to death. That being said Django Unchained is a great movie that all should see. It gives us a life like African American Superhero during Slavery.
Maybe Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee are friends and Quentin hired Spike to create a buzz about Django Unchained. Or maybe, just maybe, Spike Lee is mad about the fact that the N-Word is used over 100 plus times in this movie.
The N-Word is used over 100 times in this movie. Guess what people… It was during slavery. Do you think that the master called their slave Mr., Mrs., Sir, Madam, King or Queen?
NO. They called them the N-Word. They are still calling you the N-Word. They just do it with glass ceilings, 47% of you quotes, and the sad state in our communities that we can by a gun or crack faster than we can buy an orange, apple or banana.
Haters are criticizing the fact that the N-Word is being used. Funny the critics didn’t question its use when President Obama interrupted Monday Night Football to mourn with the country about the shootings in Newton Connecticut. Twitter was ablaze with white teenagers, men and women calling the President of the United States…Nigger not the N-Word; Nigger.
Where was Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, Cornell West, Tavis Smiley or anyone else on the news addressing this issue?
Only now people choose to address the use of the N-word because Quentin Tarantino dared to make a movie that gives a slave the chance of payback. This movie gave me the same feeling that, “The Spook Who Sat By The Door” did.
Oprah could have made this movie! Tyler Perry could have made this movie! Spike Lee could have made this movie!
They did not.
I believe that Quentin Tarantino was the only one in Hollywood who could make this movie without a more racist backlash against his production company or his people. Adding Reginald Hudlin to the mix as an Executive Producer gave the film the African American timing and obviously some historical accuracy.
Some critics are even questioning the historical accuracy and believability of this movie.
The last time I looked Abraham Lincoln was not a vampire and Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all over 60 but still jumping out of planes killing trained assassins.
Mandingo fighting, the Slave Master having a Slave mistress, House Slave and Field Slave, and yes a Slave knowing how to speak German and other languages are all parts of Slavery that did exist.
If Hollywood and the critics want to talk about the most historically inaccurate movies and characterizations it is that of Jesus always played by a white man.
Has anyone looked at a map? Has any of the so-called scholars stepped up and said that during the time a man named Jesus walked the earth (by the way the letter J wasn’t even invented yet) he would have been African? The bible states it!
That is a whole different topic that the Mayans dealt with.
I am not at liberty to drop the knowledge on you like that today. But It is coming…
Back To DJANGO UNCHAINED.
Whatever the case maybe for African American men to see a slave get revenge is about the greatest on screen visual you can place in your memory bank.
This movie is a movie that should be shown during 8th grade history class. I remember I was the nerd in class and always had to get the AV equipment during Black History Month. The movies we watched during Black History Month were about the same two people, “Martin Luther King and Fredrick Douglas”. The voiceover would quickly mention that slavery happened but by the saving grace of the white man it ended.
We were never taught about Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey, or the great slave rebellion in New Orleans when 500 armed slaves rose up from the plantations and set out to conquer the city.
I now believe that was done on purpose. We wouldn’t want our good blacks to rise up would we?
I also believe that our historical omission lead to African American males dropping out of schools back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and 80’s. We were never told that African American men did anything that was historically worthy of the social studies or history book.
Imagine being in school and only hearing about two African American men once during the shortest month of the year. The other 11 months you were told that the white man created everything (INCLUDING GRAVITY…You know we were falling out of the sky before Isaac Newton right?)
Now our African American children can learn about Barack Obama, Robert Johnson, Oprah Winfrey and yes Django.
This movie is legendary, life changing, and worth every penny. Thank you Quentin Tarantino for one of the greatest Christmas presents I have ever received.