A Review of the Iconic Film: Django Unchained

The 2012 American Western action movie Django Unchained, which Quentin Tarantino directed. Django Unchained was seen as a major work in the careers of Quentin Tarantino and lead actor Jamie Foxx. They are spoken highly for their performances. Since its release, the filming and its soundtrack have profoundly impacted the film industry, constantly inspiring filmmakers and contributing to marginalized groups via movies.

Django Unchained story happens in the antebellum South. It focuses on a formerly enslaved person named Django (Jamie Foxx). He teams up with a German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from a ruthless plantation owner named Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Django and Schultz capture the outlaws together while saving his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). The film is notable for its unique way of narrating the story of slavery, violence, and revenge.

Django Unchained revealed the reality of slavery and its impact on black people in the antebellum South, starting with Django’s quest to rescue his wife and reclaim his freedom. The freedom involves justice and revenge against those who have wronged him. Django Unchained is highly praised for its depicting on the racial tensions and prejudices that existed in the American South during the slavery times and the ways in which these issues continue to affect society today.

Django Unchained also reveals the differences in power and rights between slave owners and slaves. It brings up the topic on how these relationships are shaped by race, class, and gender. Django Unchained uses dark humor and violence to express the real history and impact of slavery in America. This movie is also recommended for those who interested in understanding slavery history.

Where to Watch Django Unchained

Django Unchained is only available for streaming on Paramount Plus and its related platforms, such as the Paramount+ Amazon Channel and Paramount+ Roku Channel for US users. If you don’t have a Paramount Plus subscription, you can still watch Django Unchained  by purchasing or renting it on various digital platforms such as Vudu, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, and Microsoft Store. Renting the movie typically costs around $2.99, while purchasing it may cost around $6.99 or more, depending on the platform.

Django Unchained is no longer available to stream on Netflix in the USA. It is possible that the film may return to the platform at a later date, and you may reach out to Netflix to request its availability. However, you can stream top-rated western movies like Django Unchained on Netflix such as The Harder They Fall (2021), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), The Ridiculous 6 (2015), Concrete Cowboy (2020), and In a Valley of Violence (2016).

Django Unchained is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video store and Paramount+ Amazon Channel. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can sign up for a 7-day Paramount+ free trial account to stream the film at no additional cost. If you are not an Amazon Prime member, you can still rent or purchase to watch Django Unchained on it. However, it’s better to check the Prime Video site for availability of this movie before buying.

Even though Django Unchained is not based a true story, Django Unchained has been always mentioned for its expression of the brutal realities of slavery, and also the resilience of main character when facing the oppression from slave owners. However, many people criticized it for its use of racial slurs and for its portrayal of violence, particularly against black characters.

Django Unchained remains one of the most influential movies in American history. Its influence can still be mentioned in its filming and storytelling. With the excellent performance of Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, stunning storytelling, and thought-provoking history themes, Django Unchained is a film sure to impress us.