Inglourious Basterds is a movie that is very confident in itself and its message. Quentin Tarantino, who has always teased us with his ideas on what film means to him, finally comes out and screams it to the world. It should come of no surprise that he does so in such an explosive, violent manner because as he has always shown, violence is a large part of life, and movies in particular.
I’m sure some will be confused or disagree with his approach to historic Truth but I felt it to be rather refreshing. Many in the film world are constantly distracted by historical inaccuracies in film and in his typical snide way, Tarantino decides to tell the story of World War II in the most inaccurate way possible. This is because he doesn’t want or need to play by the rules of writing history. For one, he never has, and in the end he is clearly saying, “what is history but great storytelling?” Therefore, let me tell you a great story. I believe he achieves that.