So, I'm super excited for this. I've been awaiting a trailer for this film and I have to say that this is far from what I expected and it has me both excited and worried. First off, this looks far more mainstream than I thought it was going to be. This looks like your typical Oscary tear-jerker complete with topical subject and period piece aesthetics. It doesn't look like a Steve McQueen film at all, and I really like Steve McQueen films. Fuck Oscar, I was really excited to see a visionary director take on such a strong subject. We've seen so many films about slavery done in the very same way. It is about time that someone does it differently. I was looking forward to seeing the detachment of emotion and the abrasive technicals, but part of me fears this is going to be too familiar, too schmaltzy. Now, maybe this is all in the trailer and just a way to get our ass in a seat, but everything from the music to the dialog felt so conventional. Still, the cast is ridiculously good, and Fassbender may very well be on his way to an Oscar nomination, so I can't wait to pass my own judgement.