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January 15, 2014

Is the success of ’12 Years a Slave’ justified?

Is 12 Years a Slave overrated?

Director Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’ is being hailed as one of the most ‘powerful movies ever made’. It beat ‘American Hustle‘ to claim the spot on the UK’s biggest opening weekend. Furthermore, some believe that its reward as ‘Best Motion Picture’ at the Golden Globes is the most significant award of the night and is an indication that ’12 Years a Slave’ will sweep all the awards at the Oscars. The film has received outstanding praise for its direction and superb acting. I believe this film is over-hyped, whilst it is an incredible film in terms of acting and [...]

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