…for glorifying a psychopath mass murderer: Benicio Del Toro, ‘Latino Brad Pitt’, wins Cannes award as ‘Che’
“I’d like to dedicate this to the man himself, Che Guevara,” said the actor, after accepting his second big award under the US director’s helmsmanship.
“I wouldn’t be here without Che Guevera, and through all the awards the movie gets you’ll have to pay your respects to the man.”
As if there was anything to respect about Che Guevara.
The article continues,
Some critics slammed the film shot in Spanish for its length and meticulous documentary-style presentation, as well as for failing to focus on the politically controversial aspects of the Cuban revolution.
Soderbergh needed to tighten it for average movie-goers, they said.
Benicio has his share of the blame for this aberration:
Del Toro, who has a quiet but immensely strong presence, was involved from the start on the “Che” film, which took nine years of research and 60 million dollars to complete.
Too bad he couldn’t spare fifteen minutes in the Cuba Archive.
I fully expect Benicio will get an Oscar for this movie. For now, he also got a Come Mierda Of the Week Award
Prior post: Benicio’s Che vs reality’s Che.