Thats the opinion of Brian Levant, who directed Cube in his hit comedy, Are We There Yet?
He says that Cube is a great reactor and considers him this generations Buster Keaton because of his stoic demeanor on screen.
It might seem strange that a rap performer could star in silent films but Levant says Cube is a wonderful storyteller who draws on whatever is available to tell a story, be it a camera or a microphone.
But while Levant is sure Cube has the skills to have been a success in the silent era, he thinks the rapper wouldnt have had many work opportunities, because, as he puts it, Other than Birth Of A Nation, I dont think there was much film work for blacks in those days.
Still, Levant says Are We There Yet? gives a taste of Cubes silent film ability because, he points out, I make all my movies so if there is a problem with the audio, you can still follow the story.
Are We There Yet? will be released on DVD on Tuesday (May 24).
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