12 Years A Slave: Review

There has been a lot of hype surrounding 12 Years A Slave during the awards season, and rightly so. Well written, well acted, and stunning visuals.

12 Years A Slave tells the true story of Solomon Northup, wrongly taken as a slave who has run from his master, he is taken in shackles and sold back on the slave market.

Played with intensity by Chiwetel Ijiofor, Solomon is subjected to a harshness that would seem more like fiction than what humans are capable of inflicting on each other.

With Solomon the main focus of the story, supporting roles by Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt provide the friends and foes that will see Solomon’s journey to the end.

Well deserving of it’s award season interest, some of the stunning cinematography may not appeal to all in the main stream audience, but 12 Years A Slave is a story we should all take to heart, so we never mistreat another human ever again.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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