Inglourious Basterds – Trailer Review with 2 Reel Quirky Cats


Inglourious Basterds (2009) – trailer review

Thanks to 2 Reel Quirky Cats (both such cool, funny, lovely ladies) for this great opportunity to talk about a trailer I STILL enjoy watching (it’s fun sharing things you love)

I know everyone’s probably thinking, oh what a surprise (not) Emma’s chosen a Tarantino film. But I’ve loved this trailer since I first saw it and when I was approached (yes I’m trying to making myself sound important) by Catherine and Gill this literally sprang straight to mind. There was no other choice.

I just reeeeeally like it. I still enjoy watching it now. I find it very exciting and it gives me that ‘I want to watch that film so effing badly’ feeling. It makes me smile – genuinely. I just watched it on YouTube and grinned. Though hopefully not as creepily (and also kind of sexily) as Eli Roth when he envisions the Nazis feeling the edge of his knife.


The duration is 1.45 – not too short, not too long – and it doesn’t give any of the film away, which weirdly trailer-making-people I actually REALLY like. Don’t you absolutely bloody hate it when you watch a trailer and basically see a condensed version of the movie including how it ends. No such nonsense with this. You see JUST enough to know what you’re in for (and make you sit up in your chair) but not enough to know – at all – what’s going to happen. It just looks very, very exciting.

Can I be bothered to open another tab to look up in a thesaurus another word for ‘exciting’? No. Can I be bothered to use my brain to think of an adequate substitute for the word ‘exciting’? No. So basically I’m going to say it again – it’s very exciting. I suppose a lot of it is the nature of the story. It’s hard Jewish, American soldiers going on a Nazi rampage. And it’s Quentin Tarantino for christ’s sake. Superb characters, the BEST dialogue. It’s just like….GRRRRRRRR, it’s so kick arse, it’s grit teeth and clench hands I want to watch this film! Well that’s how I feel anyway and I’ll admit I’m not always normal. Must say too the music is so brilliant as well, sets it up and kicks in loudly at key moments, accentuating the thrill perfectly. Yay!


Wow, I feel exhausted. I’ve excitedly ranted and watched this trailer eight or nine times since I began writing this. What’s that, fifteen minutes or so? I just stared blankly into space as I tried to work it out (gave up). Hopefully after my excited rant though, you’ll give it a watch. What’s 1.45 out of your life? Though somewhat ironically I just literally scrolled down the comments section on the YouTube page where I’ve been watching the trailer on repeat AND SAW THIS –


Seriously, what are the odds? I feel like that Electric Light Orchestra song Don’t Bring Me Down. I’m going to watch the trailer again – for medicinal purposes.

Thanks again to 2 Reel Quirky Cats!


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And yes that is my cat. His name is Snowie.

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22 Responses to Inglourious Basterds – Trailer Review with 2 Reel Quirky Cats

  1. drainbrainx says:

    Fucking love this movie….wanna fucking see it again now!

  2. Jay says:

    I still remember seeing this in theatres – trauma, maybe? The sound of the swastika being etched into flesh really stayed with me.

  3. vinnieh says:

    Loved this trailer a lot. And of course your post was excellent.

  4. Thanks Emma for being our guest and joining with this great preview as always x I’ve just shared your post in various Facebook groups, Twitter and Pinterest x

    • emmakwall says:

      Thanks so much Gill! Also I know I have some catching up to do, changing links etc. Sorry I’ve not replied to your email, I will rectify soon! (work been manic 😦 ) xxx

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  6. Wow! Emma! This is such an awesome review. Thanks soooooo much. I’m now totally excited too…or thrilled…or exhilarated..or…. 😉 Hee hee…now I’m being cheeky.

    (PS: I had typed up a comment and it…vanished! So, hope you don’t get two similar ones from me)

    • emmakwall says:

      I didn’t get two comments!! 🙂

      Thank you so much, it was a real pleasure, one of those posts that comes naturally and no writers block!! Haha, love your cheekiness!!! I need to brush up on my words ha ha ha! 🙂 🙂

  7. Blog Andrew says:

    Tarantino ALWAYS films brilliant trailers, ‘Jango’s’ was maybe better than the movie?

  8. beetleypete says:

    I can only agree that so many trailers just show the best bits, and make watching the film redundant. Although this is far down the list of Tarantino films for me, it does undoubtedly make you want to watch it. Trailer perfection!
    As ever, Pete. XXX

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