Quentin Tarantino is known for both labored dialogue and extreme, sudden violence. Those two elements have always been his main calling cards. One thing that he has never been associated with is nonstop action. Though his movies contain their fair share of bloodletting, they aren’t particularly fast moving. His characters often spend way more time talking to each other than they do shooting at each other. Nevertheless, the international trailer for Django Unchained shows both the title character and his white liberator to be very trigger happy.
However, I do love the way the film seems to revel in Django gunning down his enemies. I also like the superhero iconography that is used to depict him. There’s something superheroic in the way he throws off that ratty shroud after being rescued. Though it’s highly unlikely that Django Unchained will be an action packed romp, this trailer hints at it being just that. Still, I suspect that the fireworks will come mostly by way of the dialogue. If Quentin has finally found a happy medium between action and dialogue, Django Unchained will truly be a wonder to wonder to behold.