Probably my favorite "war" movie. Saw it first as a kid. I was the weird 6th grader that read Cornelius Ryan's "A Bridge to Far." And wrote a book report about it. Stuck with me, and I still have the theme music on my iPhone. And the ensemble cast is a veritable who's who.
Actually, I liked it. However, if going in you were actually expecting something resembling the usual war movie I can certainly understand your opinion. I thought Colonel Hans Landa, portrayed by Christoph Waltz, was one of the most terrifying villain portrayals I'd ever seen (then or since).
No doubt director Quentin Tarantino marches to a different drummer and he is known for his violence and bloodshed. I find his work fascinating. While many agree with me, many don't.
I'm not saying that he isn't; just that his art doesn't appeal to me. Same applies in the divided opinions regarding Polanski, Picasso, Dali, Koolhaas, Stravinsky, or Prokofiev. Tarantino's villains are brilliant but villainy profoundly unsettles me. That's me story, lads . . . .
@Hedghog "Tarantino's villains are brilliant, but villainy profoundly unsettles me. That's me story, lads . . . ."
Yes, he is very much into that sort of thing. Loves to build the tension step-by-step. Makes everyone uncomfortable because you know something really bad is on the way.