Idris Elba is fine as Nelson Mandela, but the writing has made Mandela into something of a superhero. There’s not enough vulnerability available in his performance for an audience to latch onto, but at least the story is told in a steady fashion as to distract from that glaring characterization mistake.
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Mike is a partner at Milwaukee-based web agency, Envy Creative. In his free time, he can be found watching films, writing, and hanging out with his wife, Natalie, and their cat, Peter Duke. Mike would like to become an authority on all things Living Dead, so that's his focus right now. It's going well.
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