Inglourious Basterds (2009) Rated R

 During World War II, a group of U.S. soldiers plan to assassinate Nazi leaders while a theater owner plans her own revenge against the Nazis. Starring Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, and Christoph Waltz. 

The film likes to say it is based on a true story, but it just borrows from many different stories of the war. So, in other words, it’s not at all based on a true story. Saying that, I do find the story intriguing and wonder if they actually had a group of men with this directive, how the war could’ve changed. What the film does give us is a great look at how the war was: its agenda, patriotism, and revenge. While the story is entertaining, the acting leaves much to be desired. Pitt’s accent is the worst and the most distracting of the whole story. Also, the opening didn’t seem as realistic as it could have been. I would’ve liked to see the death of LaPadite or his non-complacency. If you want a realistic story, I would pass. However, it does bring the entertainment, making the film worth a watch. 

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