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Jeff Wells Goes 'Lincoln' on Bendedict Cumberbatch

Here's Jeff Wells on the Hollywood Elsewhere site today:

The only serious standout element in JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness, the only thing that makes you sit up and go “whoa, wait…this is good,” is the lead villain performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. The poor guy has a somewhat oddly shaped face and weird demon-cat eyes so he’ll never play the good guy, but he’s a serious world-class actor with a kind of young Richard Burton quality and an energy field that just grabs hold and lifts all boats.

Right. And apparently Clint Eastwood's adam's apple was too big and three guitar/one drum groups were on the way out. Besides, who'd listen to a band from Liverpool?

If you've seen Cumberbatch, you get what Wells is saying. Even so, dude's playing Sherlock Holmes in a great modern adaptation on the BBC:

Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes

Yes, his Holmes is a bit of an ass. But to say he couldn't play the good guy? Holmes is the greatest fictional detective ever. That's right, Batman. Take a back-bat-seat.

Did Wells not see him in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” either? He was one of the few good guys in that film. Plus, whether he wants to believe, it the chicks dig him.

The beauty of the Intenet. Even on a day when you have nothing to say, someone gives you something to say.


Posted at 04:46 PM on Fri. May 10, 2013 in category TV  
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