I’m sure that the mildly amusing resemblance that this poster for Steven Soderbergh’s biopic Che has to the imaginary failed Pablo Escobar biopic Medellin in Entourage is just that. A cute instance of life imitating art but not really. You know the human brain actually looks for patterns and connections even when there aren’t any? Did you know that a potato is a computer? No, I’m sure that the resemblance that Che bears to Medellin stops there. Surely the lackluster reception that Che received at Cannes last spring and the fact that it’s a four hour Spanish language “masterpiece” is nothing at all like the fictionally terrible reception that Medellin received at Cannes and the poorly acted impetuousness of fictional director Billy Walsh’s* tortured genius. Just a movie poster, guys, come on. But I will tell you this: if Benicio Del Toro has a Turtle in his life, that Turtle better put down the bong and start looking for a part-time job now because there’s a totally decent chance he’s going to be living in Benicio Del Drama’s condo soon. Yikes.
* Mostly jokes! Steven Soderbergh is one of my favorite directors. But look at this poster! It’s just like that thing on that terrible TV show!