So, as a watcher of Tarantino films over the years, it has become clear that there is one particular story template that he has used repeatedly. Pick a universally reviled target, and construct a fantasy revenge story to violently off the target, literally up in flames.
Inglorious Basterds - Hitler/Nazis
Django Unchained - Slave holders
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Manson gang
So, my question is who is there left that fits that criteria of a universally reviled target? By that I mean one that is not going to get some corner of support from some segment of the population being butthurt that they are being targeted. In spite of our current overheated political climate, doing away with Hitler/Nazis will not get some concerned citizens coming out of the woodwork and saying “Hey, aren’t you being a little hard on them?” Not going to happen.
Same with Slave holders and the Manson gang.
So, who is left? ISTM that even “middle eastern terrorists” is seeing a strong movement in entertainment to humanize Muslims and Arabs in order to counteract stereotyping.
What easily identifiable groups are left that could be used with 100% certainty as a revenge target in a Tarantino film and not get any pushback? Would he have to dig into history more and go for the likes of the Capone gangsters of the 1930’s, or Genghis Khan, or school shooters?
Or, has Tarantino exhausted all of the few possibilities at this point?
Tarantino is going to film a story where James Ivory and Ismael Merchant, in ill health and penniless in 2020, invent a time machine which allows them to travel back in time to 1990 and kill a certain young asshole who wants to break into film. It will be the most meta, referential film in the history of cinema and will win All The Oscars.
My guess is that after a few years of fighting to make the Star Trek movie he wants to make, he’ll claim to have abandoned it while simultaneously releasing the big budget XXX Stellar Journey under a poorly-concealed pseudonym.