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“Lupine” between criticism and hype



Lupine – the new reinterpretation of Maurice LeblancThe masterpiece was announced today with a trailer on the official Netflix pages. The series will be released in January 2021 in Italy, but in the meantime we let you watch trailer by clicking HERE.

A new project therefore for the famous streaming platform which has not been spared lots of reviews, In my opinion unfounded. The arguments of the objectors are in fact based on the fact that the main actor of the series is Omar Sy, the famous black French actor, considered among the best of his country.

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Complaints about the ” WhiteWashin g ”(in this case, the reverse) of the protagonists of famous works has never been an easy subject to deal with: Nick fury of Avengers the series, played by Samuel L. Jackson, is a prime example. Another similar case was that of Batman begins, in which Ra’s al Ghul was played by Liam Neeson, although the character should have had Arabic origins, from the script. In this case therefore, the reviews of the Lupine purists do not find fertile ground and below I will explain Why.

The thought that comes to me the most spontaneously is that Lupine is a character French novel from 1905, while the most famous Lupine III is a Japanese transposition of the same story in a more modern setting.

Netflix’s, on the other hand, is a rehabilitation in modern times: The synopsis of the series seems to be the story of a man who found a book with the exploits of lupine, decides to imitate them, but in a modern Paris, having to face new challenges and difficulties given the technological advancement that has taken place in over 100 years.

A somewhat sterile controversy, therefore, also because it seems to me that this Netflix the version is closer to the original story than the more famous Japanese version.

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