February 12, 2009, - 1:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Weinstein studio reps just sent me this trailer of “Inglourious Basterds” (no, I didn’t misspell this one), Quentin Tarantino’s new movie about American-recruited Jewish soldiers who kill Nazis during World War II.
Drawback #1: It stars Mr. Angie Voight a/k/a Brad Pitt.
Drawback #2: It’s by Tarantino, so it’s likely gonna be a sarcastic bloodfest, instead of an interesting movie.
Drawback #3: It comes out in late August, the pet cemetery for movies to which the studios want to give a quick, painless death–movies they think are duds. Is this an exception to that rule? Doubtful.
In my view, Tarantino is the most over-rated director in the movie biz–the Obamessiah of Hollywood. I don’t think I’ve liked a single one of his movies, which really are just violent hackfests, which continue to define deviancy down. But I’ll reserve judgment until I review it, since this looks like I could actually like it–I’ll never be disturbed by seeing Nazis hacked to death. Stay tuned for my review on this site, G-d-willing, the day it debuts in theaters.