I have seen just one Quentin Tarantino film in my life and that was Pulp Fiction. I had misgivings about it since I had heard that it was quite violent but watched it after critics raved over it. I was totally disgusted and swore to never see another film by him again. When I expressed my negative views of the film to its admirers, they kept telling me that the film was meant to be funny and implied that I must have no sense of humor to be so repulsed.
Maybe so, but the reasons for my antipathy were quite simple. The film contained huge amounts of explicit and (to my mind) gratuitous violence and even more gratuitous use of the n-word. Tarantino seems to revel in both but they sicken me. He even had a cameo in the film where he repeatedly uses the n-word. And then in interviews where he is inevitably asked about its profligate use, he seems to take the opportunity to use it over and over again to explain why it is necessary.
So now we have the release of the much-hyped Django Unchanged and the cycle is repeating, with controversy over multiple use of the n-word followed by Tarantino being interviewed about his use of the n-word and using the n-word in his replies. He seems to be obsessed by it and relish the chance to use it whenever he can and I find it disturbing.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell has seen the film and his comments solidify my decision to not see it.
Bell also interviews people who have seen the film and I was shocked at the number of people who say that they use the n-word amongst themselves and see nothing wrong with doing so. I must be living in a bubble.