The plot, while a little unorthodox (what would you expect?), is very easy to follow and quite fun. This movie is a Western at heart, and it’s really fun to see how Tarantino changes this genre. I really sympathized with some of the characters, and others, while not quite deserving of my sympathy, were definitely fun to watch on screen.
If you can’t handle watching blood on screen this is a movie to stay away from. There are things shown I never thought I’d witness in my life. Many Nazis are scalped (at the request of the Apache) and some fall to an even more brutal fate. Violence might be a theme in this film, and more is witnessed on screen than off.
If violence is a theme, then suspense is its twin. More time is given the audience to imagine the ensuing bloodbath than time to actually witness the carnage itself. Like with any good narrative, you’ll be on the edge of your seat and you won’t even notice the nearly two and a half hours that pass.
This film is not for everyone. Squeamish people, nursing mothers, and the elderly would do best to avoid it. Other than that, if you like action, suspense, and seeing people getting cruelly dismembered, this is a must see.