SNL Jesus revenge parody

I speculated with a friend just the other week about what historical atrocity Quentin Tarantino might choose for his next ultra-violent, yuk-filled revenge fantasy. After the Holocaust and American slavery, it’s got to be big. But what topic is big enough to follow Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained?

Tarantino has been thinking about it, too. He told Total Film in October (and then repeated to reporters last week after winning his best screenplay award at the Baftas) that he’s thinking about doing a historical revisionist trilogy and already has started thinking about his next subject.

Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy,” Tarantino told Total Film. “As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don’t know what it is yet.”

Then, speaking to reporters last week after picking up his Bafta award for best original screenplay, he said, “It begs to have a third movie on this (rewritten history) theme.”

It looks like the writers at Saturday Night Live have found the perfect topic. Christoph Waltz was the guest host last night. He starred in a Tarantino parody titled “Djesus Uncrossed.” (You can watch the SNL Tarantino Jesus parody below.)

Why do I say this is the perfect topic? It’s big, really big, which seems to be important to Tarantino now that he has entered the blatant Oscar-chasing phase of his career.

A Tarantino Jesus movie would enrage many people. But audiences would flock to it anyway, drawn by the outrageousness and daring of it.   Critics would praise the filmmaker’s “growth” and the “maturation of his talent,” overlooking the fact that he’s doing the same thing he’s always done, just at greater length, applying it to historically important topics and ransacking history as well as old movie genres.

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