Is Inglorious Basterds really a comedy? If anything, it’s probably more of a black comedy film, which is something that you would expect from a writer and director like Quentin Tarantino.
The film tells multiple interweaving stories in an alternate history version of World War II – American soldiers (the Basterds) who are air dropped into France to wreck havoc, a Jewish Resistance girl seeking revenge against the Germans for the death of her family, and a Nazi German officer searching for Jews across France.
The reason the film is best described as a black comedy is because it is technically a lighthearted film set against dark events such as World War II and the Holocaust, but it never gets to the point where you could say the film is ‘making fun’ of those events either. Just watch the movie to see for yourself.