Here’s what The Blot knows about Inglourious Basterds: it’s loosely (and I do mean loosely) based on a 1978 Italian war movie directed by Enzo Castellari, it was written and directed by the great Quentin Tarantino and it stars Brad Pitt. And that’s really about all I need to know to entice me to go see the movie on opening night.
I expect Inglourious Basterds to be very bloody, have a killer soundtrack, feature numerous pop culture references and have some ridiculously awesome catch phrases. But then what else would you expect from a Quentin Tarantino film?
For those of you actually interested in the film’s plot, Inglourious Basterds takes place during World War II and features a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" who are handpicked to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by a group of Nazi soldiers, the same Nazi soldiers who killed her parents. (link and link) Sounds good, doesn’t it? If you’d like to find out more about Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds click here.
Inglourious Basterds stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweger, Melanie Laurent, B.J. Novak (The Office), and Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks).
Inglourious Basterds premieres in theaters Friday, August 21, 2009.