Thursday, November 8, 2007

Marco Polo

Okay, I am stepping away from my family members to mention something I find really absurd. I rented Marco Polo for my kids since that's what we're studying about in history. The movie is a good one but they cast Brian Dennehy as Kublai Khan. Huh? Even my daughter said, "Mom it's so distracting to watch him! He looks ridiculous." You mean to tell me they couldn't find an asian actor to play him? I mean it's like casting Tom Cruise as Kunta Kinte from Roots. That would have been an uproar! Why does Hollywood have an adversion to asian actors? They did the same thing in many other movies. Normally I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy but I say, "Come back from the Dark Side!"

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