I must admit, the movie didn't start as fast as I expected it to, but the grand finale was really something... and not just the grand finale, but the finale before that, and that one finale earlier as well.
Tarantino directs the movie with authority. All the characters have character, and they don't rush. The movie moves at it's own pace, and still, it never starts to bore. Tarantino does make a quick appearance, Samuel jacksson plays the villain, I don't really know the names of the other actors but I know I recognize them from somewhere... and they all did great. I don't know what it is that makes Tarantino's action movies so damn flashy, but it's something. Oh yeah, Leonardo Di Caprio is init too, probably the most emotional figure (IOW best actor) of the bunch.
The movie is filled with beautiful scenery, some realistic and shocking insight from the olden age of slave trade, calm, screams and agony, gunfights where the blood practically sprays into the air (I do wonder how they go about these effects, it's kind of like a refined style of oldskool Johnny Woo style directing). The splinter whirls in the air, the fire burns, the house goes boom. It's just one big action feast with plenty of drama and personality. Don't know what else to say. The story takes place in the 1800s, it's like a grittier more modern version of a classic western, with a black man on a horse. Looking forward to Tarantino's next masterpiece
rated 4/5: fo shizzle