The de-aging of the actors is most noticeable in instances where it could possibly go solely so far. Early in the movie, when De Niro’s Frank is first launched to the mob, he’s meant to be a 30-something man. Gone are his wrinkles and grey hair, but his mouth still has the tightness of a senior citizen’s.
Yet this explosive satire has come to be seen as a masterpiece, skewering racial prejudice, writes Kaleem Aftab. The Masterpiece line received the 2016 Long Life Design award (PDF link) offered by the Good Design Awards. Since MP-25, each Masterpiece figure has been designed as a team effort, led by Hironori Kobayashi, and any names given are inside the scope of the larger group. For apparent causes, neither the Brave nor Zoids Masterpiece strains are covered on this wiki.
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