No question that Django Unchained is the most controversial film of the year and I LOVE it. Why? Because it IS controverisial.
I've long held that it's good for films to be controversial sometimes. Even if it makes you upset. It's good for the soul. Lord knows there are films that have definitely made me upset and yet that what's good about them.
Most films are blah, empty of feelings or emotions. How many times have you seen a film and afterward go: "Yeah it was all right, I guess" Too many times I venture to say. Films should make you feel. Love or hate, disgust or rapture. I love Beasts of the Southern Wild. You feel a renewed spirit of harmony and raptured awe after you see the film.
Django on the other hand is something else altogether. Harmony, I'm sure, will be one emotion that no one will be feeling at the end of that film. Of course it's not made for everyone. What film is except for recently, maybe, The Avengers and even that film has its vocal naysayers.
No film is made for everyone. You're free to feel however way you want to feel about it. Django was intended from day one to be extremely controversial and the fact that everyone is talking about it proves it. How do you get people talking about a film a full six months before it even opens in theaters? I haven't heard anyone talking this much about The Hobbit or Jack Reacher which both also open in Decemeber like Django
With that one commenter at Courtney Thoughts has posted his own criticisms at those leveling criticisms about Django. Even his arguments are controverisal themselves. No doubt many of you will not agree with him and others will, but then that's the point. You're STILL talking about the film. And I'm sure we'll still be talking about until its opening Christmas Day and beyond that as well
You can read his comments HERE