Anthony Hopkins playing Pope Benedict XVI.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure Benedict XVI is nothing like his portrayal.

Given some insights surrounding Francis, I don't think his portrayal is accurate either (although the actor bears a stunning resemblance).
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(09-11-2019, 10:11 PM)Augustinian Wrote: Yeah, I'm pretty sure Benedict XVI is nothing like his portrayal.

Given some insights surrounding Francis, I don't think his portrayal is accurate either (although the actor bears a stunning resemblance).

I agree.

Very strange looking film.

I have to wonder how the writers and Hopkins came up with this bizarre portrayal.

The opening bit at the piano is especially odd.
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I'm not sure how they're worth a movie unless the filmmakers took some serious liberties.
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I don’t think I like the idea of Anthony Hopkins playing Benedict XVI. Anthony Hopkins seems more of a scary figure than anything to me. Benedict XVI didn’t exactly have a sweet, grandpa face, but I’ve heard from many people who have met him that he was gentle as a lamb.
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(09-11-2019, 11:15 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote: I don’t think I like the idea of Anthony Hopkins playing Benedict XVI. Anthony Hopkins seems more of a scary figure than anything to me. Benedict XVI didn’t exactly have a sweet, grandpa face, but I’ve heard from many people who have met him that he was gentle as a lamb.


Perhaps they wanted to make him look scary, and Pope Francis look good.
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Anthony Hopkins is incredibly versatile, he could play a gentle Pope Benedict if he wanted to. Doesn't seem like the filmmakers had that in mind, though. I won't be watching this.
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Must see. If it wasn't done by or a traditional Catholic, --and I'm sure it wasn't-- they got a lot wrong.  :D Still, I understand by way of TNT that the cinematography looks very good. Mel Gibson could've helped. Where are ya, Mel?
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(09-14-2019, 01:12 PM)JacafamalaRedux Wrote: Must see. If it wasn't done by or a traditional Catholic, --and I'm sure it wasn't-- they got a lot wrong.  :D Still, I understand by way of TNT that the cinematography looks very good. Mel Gibson could've helped. Where are ya, Mel?

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