Monday, August 16, 2010

Movie Parallels: Inglorious Basterds and Centurion

A year after his starring role in Inglorious Basterds, actor Michael Fassbender followed up with Centurion, a movie with striking similarities to Inglorious Basterds.

In both movies, Fassbender showcases his zesty talent for nailing different languages and accents:

Michael Fassbender in Inglorious Basterds: "drei Gläser!" (oops, busted as a Brit!)

Michael Fassbender in Centurion: "Ky-eer me-yeejet!"

In both movies, characters hide silently under the floorboards:

Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) hides silently under the floorboards

Quintus Dias (Fassbender) hides silently under the floorboards

In both movies, a uniquely gifted tracker hunts down human prey:

Christoph Waltz plays the gifted Jew Hunter

Olga Kurylenko plays the gifted Roman Hunter

Interesting and funny! I think the Centurion script writers were just having a little meta fun with Fassbender's previous role. And for that, we thank them.

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