Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Apple Releases Trailer for Will Smith’s “Emancipation” But Oscars Won’t Be In the Cards This Soon After Slap

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Here are a couple of things to note as Apple releases the trailer for “Emancipation, their Will Smith movie directed by Antoine Fuqua.

First off, there are no Oscars in the cards for this movie. Will Smith physically attacked someone on the stage of this year’s Oscars. He received a 10 year suspension from the Academy. He should have been arrested. There is no way this movie will be nominated, or he will be invited back. So just forget it. He’s lucky Apple will put it on their TV platform.

Second, the movie looks ridiculous. He’s speaking with some kind of French Creole accent. The black and white is so rich looking it might as well be color. It’s a high studio gloss. The whole project looks inferior in every way to “12 Years a Slave,” a great movie that is fresh in our minds. This looks like one of those holier-than-thou savior movies that Smith likes so much.

Really, that fake accent for two hours, is too much.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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