Most of the time, I write about movies that the whole family can see together. In fact, I can tell you exactly what our family watched this last week.

If you have not seen the 2003 version of Peter Pan, you really must. It is beautifully photographed and fully realized emotionally. Jason Isaacs as Captain Hook is a vision to behold and his acting is superb. Jeremy Sumpter makes a fine Peter.

But that is not the movie I am talking about this week. There are times that adults want to watch a movie that is meant for adults.

I am not talking about ‘X’ rated flicks but movies that have adult storylines, context, language and violence. This week, my inner adult wanted to watch Inglourious Basterds directed by Quentin Tarantino. The misspelling is all Tarantino’s work, who refuses to divulge why he did it.

This “R” rated flick is one I would consider a fantasy in which the bad guys get what we always wanted to do to them. The Nazis are perhaps the easiest villains to portray without offending anyone, their particular brand of malevolence being the most vile in all of history.

The story is set in Nazi-occupied France. We are first shown a French farmhouse where a family is interrogated about Jewish families in the area. The interrogator is Col. Hans Landa, the Jew hunter. He says he is doing a job for Hitler but like anyone else he wants to be the best at his work.

Then there are the Basterds, a group of Jewish-American soldiers led by Lt. Aldo Raine. His commission is to get rid of Nazis, anyway possible. Because Raine is of Apache heritage, he wants scalps of every German his unit takes out. His goal is 100 scalps. The unit becomes feared and well-known in a short manner of time.

Years pass and one young German soldier has attained fame for his record number of kills as a sharpshooter. Goebbals has filmed a movie about his exploits and plans a big Paris premiere. The Basterds are aware and make plans to take out the leaders of the Third Reich, including Hitler. What none of them know about is the owner of the cinema and her own plans.

This is not an easy movie to watch. There is disturbing violence, gun battles and swearing. Brad Pitts and Christopher Waltz put in brilliant performances. Both men have a cause, both men believe they are right. But it is a movie that rankles.

There is constant tension as people try to weigh what they say so that they do not rile anyone and lose their life in the process. It is the act of always being on a highwire.

That is life under occupation by the enemy, is it not?

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