There’s an old Klingon proverb that says that revenge is a dish best served cold… and, I think we can all agree, that’s some cold-blooded shit to say to a motherfucker before you pop a cap in his ass.
But, you know, is it? Really? Is it best served cold? Should it be served anyway? If it should be served, how should it be served, and to whom?
In the latest episode of the Shoot The Glass Podcast we talk about two movies that engage very specifically with the concepts of vengeance and justice: Tarantino’s masterpiece Django Unchained (yeah, I’m just gonna say it, it’s a masterpiece) and Bigelow’s Oscar-bait Zero Dark Thirty (I only called it Oscar-bait to be controversial). We also discuss Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes and a recent series of youtube clips that detail the worst cinematic crimes of certain recent films, and briefly mention Red Letter Media’s mostly excellent review of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
A crazy quantity of work went into the musical intro for this podcast! Where did it come from? And which movies did that old Klingon proverb come from? Extra points for the first person to comment on this post, or shout it out to @shoottheglass on twitter!