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Early reviews say Netflix/Weinstein's Marco Polo sucks + Preview clips/featurette

Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) prepares for war


Hundred Eyes (Tom Wu) teaches Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) kung fu


Kokachin (Zhu Zhu) gives advice to Marco Polo


New featurette


Some consistent comments from early critic reviews of Marco Polo

  • They spent $90 mil on it - most expensive TV show behind Game of Thrones.

  • Crappy dialogue and writing in general

  • The lead (Lorenzo Richelmy) is awful, one reviewer has dubbed him "CW-lite"

  • Negative reviews coming from top reviewers too like Hollywood Reporter and Variety

  • Consistent praise for Benedict Wong (plays Kublai Khan). Also not enough Joan Chen (Empress Chabi) and other supporting cast members--it also been noted the writing brings these actors down.

  • Other reviews calling it out for its racism and sexism and  unnecessary amount of female nudity (men remain fully clothed of course)


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Tags: asian celebrities, european celebrities, netflix, race / racism, sexism
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