Jeff Wells, who comes up for air to write:
I know I predicted this based on a reading of Peter Buchman’s script, buy [sic] the first half of Steven Soderbergh’s 268-minute Che Guevara epic is, for me, incandescent — a piece of full-on realism about the making of the Cuban revolution that I found utterly believable and politically vibrant and searing.
It’s what I’d hoped for and more. Benicio del Toro’s Guevara portrayal is, as expected, a flat-immersion that can’t be a “performance” as much as a knock-down ass-kick inhabiting. Oh, God…the second half is starting right now. Whoa….the aspect ratio on the second film is 1.85 tov1, but the first film was in Scope 2.35 to 1.
I think I see it…if I could just…maybe I could…almost…I…we lost him.