I saw this movie, and it really was a pretty good movie. Of course it did not capture the totality of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade within a two hour span of time, but it did touch on some truths about the horrors, sadism, brutality, heartbreak of slavery in America. The movie also, touched on the very subject that ALL American historians try to ignore, whitewash, and propagandize out of the history of slavery, and that is the sexual rape, brutalization, and trafficking of African women for the pleasure of White men. It also painted the true character of a Black slaver in Fox's 'role playing'.
Samuel L. Jackson deserves an Oscar for the way he played the role of the quintessential housenigger to a 'T'.
Before anyone writes this movie off as Spike Lee did in his statement, “The only thing I can say is it’s disrespectful to my ancestors,", I think that you will find the tribute to our ancestors, to our Race, in the title, . . . "Unchained", which infers that had the playing field been level (even a little bit), things would have turned out very different for the African slave, African Americans, in this country, and of course in turn, for Africa.
"Spaghetti Western" or not, it was a good movie. Tarantino has nothing to apologize for, he did a very good job in this movie, expressing so much in a two hour span of time.
Tarantino just needs to stay away from reporters for a while, and have a sit-down with some of his African American friends as to what to say and what not to say to reporters that are trying to grill a 30-second sound-bite out of him.