We go into 'Inglourious Basterds' expecting to see more Basterd action than we actually get, but that's okay because what we actually get is so much more than the simple WWII men on a mission film the Brad Pitt-filled trailers sold.

Still, it stings a bit when two of our most interesting badasses, Michael Fassbender's Lt. Archie Hicox and Til Schweiger's Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz suddenly disappear from the film before we're prepared for such a departure. The basement interrogation scene takes its time and stretches tensions to a breaking point before suddenly devolving into a massacre of Nazi testicles that kills our would be heroes. Even a couple scenes later, it's still kind of hard to believe they're gone.