Originally Posted by gwsat
Couldn't agree more. Tarantino is a master of humorous entertainment and sometimes manages to say something important. His thesis seemed to be as deep as a 9th grade boy writing in an essay that "Slavery is bad!" So what, though, when the simple lesson is delivered with the style and grace Tarantino showed us in Django
, it is a worthwhile lesson.
Yes big time, but most movie goers including myself realize after seeing 12YAAS that Tarantino with Django brought magnificent unparalleled realism from the production sets, the costumes, the manners/ways they behaved & spoke from "EVERYONE" from a slave who had just one or two lines to deliver up to the mains.
Did y'all noticed & laughed how all the slaves spoke in 12 yrs...like they graduated from Yale with major in Shakespeare linguistics. And to reiterate the weakness with the small side roles from Giamatti & Dano, QT would have as usual with his genius knack for scene stealer character actors brought something eccentric and over the top yet so relate able sometimes likeable even if they are the "bad" guys i.e. Don Johnson as Big Daddy.
Originally Posted by Oink
I think he has probably already arrived.wink.
Unless I am mistaken, he is now considered an "A-Lister."
Well yes & no, somewhat true but in 12yrs it's clear as spring water that this is where Fassbender shines like D Lewis with the Butcher. This is easily his best role so IDK, it's head scratching mystery to me as why he's known mostly from Xmen which is a part that would normally go to a Jeremy Renner or Chris Evans. And it's not that long ago that he's been in cheese ball B movies like Blood Creek, Eden Lake, Jonah Hex, Haywire. So you see Oink an A list wouldn't be caught dead in those movies.
Perfect example ok look at last year's Prometheus where he plays the robot David,.nothing really wrong but come on surely a too kick back role for him that's more fitting for someone like Jude Law or Sean Bean. It's like he's afraid of success too soon or being in the spot light, what's the word I'm looking for....a carpetbagger. He want's to keep busy & work so he takes anything while he should be be choosy like D Lewis, C Bale, Ed Norton,
He's equal to D Lewis,. no shoot I take that back. IMO he should & will be even more proficient when it's all said and done. D Lewis may have a tad more range like playing a Cerebral palsy in My Left Foot but Fassbender has a slight edge with brawn & ruggedness. Lewis wouldn't do so well with a physical Gladiator role while Fassbender will be a bit out of water playing a mentally challenged character.
But if Fassbender continues to take his virtuoso gift for granted and accept roles like Xmen & Prometheus he won't reach his full potential and for sure not get Oscar nods like Lewis & Bale.