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01-13-2008, 10:09 AM
This discussion is for comments about the news article News: Is Liev Schreiber Sabretooth? (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=30735).
01-13-2008, 10:09 AM
Liev Schreiber as Sabrethooth? Liev Schreiber the tiny, noodle-armed, beer-belly'd weasel as the huge, scary beast of a man known as Sabrethooth? Great. Just great.
Why not cast Dany DeVito as the Hulk? No, not as Banner. As the Hulk. Just paint him green, and he'd be perfect.
01-13-2008, 11:21 AM
Posted By: Divine_Monkey7:11Liev Schreiber the tiny, noodle-armed, beer-belly'd weasel as the huge, scary beast of a man known as Sabrethooth?
Well, he's not really tiny. He's 6 foot 3 inches. Not sure about noodle-armed or beer-belly'd.
I do agree that he isn't an obvious physical match for the comic book version (the way Tyler Mane was). But isn't this story set before Creed becomes shaggy and feral?
Actually, I think that Schreiber is a pretty big guy ( although not nearly the size of Tyler Mane, the original Sabretooth). My issue with him is that he seems to be a kind of cinematic black hole, capable of sucking the life out of any scene he appears in. This made him perfect as the mind- controlled political candidate in the tepid remake of the Manchurian Candidate, but doesn't bode well for fans of Tyler Mane's ferocious portrayal of ole Sabre; there's just something dull & borderline irritating about Schrieber, IMHO.
01-13-2008, 11:43 AM
Just give us Tyler Mane!
01-14-2008, 01:40 AM
I wasn't too pleased with the way they portrayed Saber in the X-men. Tyler was a cool pick but I guess the way I know him from comics and what they had on screen just didn't sit right.
01-14-2008, 08:06 AM
Okay, so I exaggerated a bit. But take a look at this googled picture, for example: http://www.vivre-en-normandie.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/07/27/noami_watts_liev_schreiber.jpg
Does that look like a guy who can toss Wolverine across a room to you? Let alone being able to intimidate people by his mere presence? Tyler looked the part, but I wasn't a fan of the silent, slow-witted movie version of Sabretooth.
01-14-2008, 09:34 AM
That's not a beer belly! That's a baby!
Oh...you were referring to the other person in the photo :surprised:
Keep in mind too, though, that if you saw Hugh Jackman walking around on a Sunday afternoon with his wife, and he wasn't in the process of doing an X-Men movie, he wouldn't look all that impressive either. Actors like Jackman (or Gerard Butler or whoever) don't carry that superhero physique all the time. They generally work up to it for a role and relax like normal people afterwards.
So, Schrieber may not look like a superhuman athlete in that particular picture, but there's no doubt he can look ten times more formidable for the movie.
I dunno, I guess I like the actor, if not the casting.
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