Doppelganger unchained

Big Cat Place and I trucked along to Hoyts on a hockey-night off to finally see the new Tarantino movie, Django Unchained. I liked it a lot, from the usual kick-ass Tarantino soundtrack and visuals to some humour and nice buddy movie moments.

But mostly, I couldn’t take my eyes of Christoph Waltz. That beard, those mannerisms. Even, kind of, that accent.

What Quentin Tarantino has managed to capture on film is a flawless glimpse into the future. Because what I was looking at was Detroit Red Wings captain, super-Swede Henrik “Hank” Zetterberg, as an older man. Am I wrong? (He certainly did a better job of capturing older Henrik than he did of capturing an Australian accent, in a cameo.)

Oh, and while we’re on Zee, if you don’t think Zetterberg is doing a good job in his first year as Wings captain, just ask his country’s media and they’ll set you straight:

(Thanks to Red Wings blog Winging It In Motown for that link.)

Christoph Waltz or Hank Zetterberg once he's hung up the skates?

Christoph Waltz or Hank Zetterberg once he’s hung up the skates?

Zetterberg, today.

Zetterberg, today.

Comments

  1. Did you read the freep article by St. James on Zetterberg’s embrace of the captain’s role? From the early days he has had leadership written all over him. It has been wonderful to see him step up this year.

  2. Yep, Margaret, I sure did. As a really really early post on this blog talked about, it was basically Hank who hooked me on hockey. Watching him in the last Cup win was my start in all this. I’ve had his jersey ever since and cheered all the way 🙂 (and yes, I think the way he has stepped up as captain has been brilliant. Tough act to follow.
    )

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