…I’ll allow it.
— Variety (@Variety) January 29, 2018
The appearance of the two men is sufficiently similar to make the movie workable, Tom Hanks’ life and reputation is squeaky-clean enough to let him do the movie, and of course any director or writer who attempts to ‘revision’ Mr. Rogers’ life into something more ‘edgy’ or ‘complex’ will — quite ironically, to be sure — find himself being torn limb from limb by an angry mob. Note: I do not say that such a fate would be deserved. It would be, after all, anathema to everything Fred Rogers ever stood for. But there’s only so much give in a culture.
So, yeah, I’ll probably go see this.