Ok, so maybe it’s not exactly much of a surprise.
‘‘I’m not going to say anything bad about this film. It looks like y’all are getting it,” is what Jamie said Spike told him, when they talked about the film. I suppose that could’ve been interpreted in any number of ways. From our POV, it looked like Spike was indeed giving Jamie his blessing – especially when he says, “it looks like y’all are getting it.“
Skip ahead about a week to today, in a new interview with Spike Lee (courtesy of Vibe TV), in which he’s much more candid and clearer on how he feels about Django Unchained.
“I cant speak on it ’cause I’m not gonna see it… All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me… I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.”
And as for how we here at S&A feel about the movie, there’s a nice one-two punch of opinions. In case you missed them, both Tambay and Sergio have seen and reviewed Django Unchained – read Sergio’s positive review HERE; and read Tambay’s less enthusiastic and more critical review HERE.
Watch the Vibe interview with Spike below: