Cynthia Ervivo is Harriet Tubman

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  1. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    Focus is a good start but I think a biopic would not serve justice, a project like this is risky. It could end up tacky, hopefully it has more of an auteur's touch and does something unique. I thought Eve's Bayou was a really good film so we'll see
     
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    Sounds interesting.
     
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  6. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    Very nice.
     
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    Love her; great casting. That is one sweet poster.
     
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    As a non-American, how accurate does this film look? It seems like they're portraying Harriet Tubman as a superhero. And lines like, "Welcome... to the underground railroad."
     
  9. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    Well she was to the people back at that point.
     
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    She was a superhero, bruh. Didn't you see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and how she rode the midnight train across the Underground Railroad to smuggle silver to the Union troops to destroy the Confederate vampires at the Battle of Gettysburg?
     
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    One of my all time favorite people. Looking forward to this.
     
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    Harriet Tubman was totally a superhero. Freeing all those people day in and day out, armed only with a shotgun and faith? Moses was bada**.

    I may not agree with Cynthia cast in the role but I can appreciate the film’s message.
     
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    Has anyone been lucky to see an advanced screening of this?
     
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    I don’t know how much I buy that story.
     
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    People are so stupid that I could buy it, honestly.

    RE: the film, I did like this one. I thought Erivo was wonderful. It's fairly basic but it's better than a lot of the other bio pics we've had lately.
     
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    There was a minor online attempt at a boycott (that I think failed by way of missing the target demographic for this film) based on Erivo's history of bad public online hot takes on African Americans (considering that she's Nigerian from England). I can't say I would've seen this particular iteration of a Harriet Tubman story in theaters regardless of this -- sorry Scorsese and co., I'm only spending my little bit of allotted movie money on big visual experiences -- but given what I've heard this movie does (and doesn't) cover and how it covers those things, I feel like it could've been much better at least story-wise. In terms of media adaptations, Tubman definitely deserves something much more than just the constraints of a 2-hour film.
     

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