'See' review: Jason Momoa delivers superb performance as Baba Voss in Apple TV + post-apocalyptic drama
He may look a bit like Khal Drogo, but this post-apocalyptic tribe leader is a man who is a far cry from the 'Game of Thrones' character he's essayed
Burly, braided, scarred and blind are just a few of Jason Momoa's Baba Voss external characteristics in 'See'. Deep within is a man who battles emotions. This is a man who does not understand literature. He doesn't know what books are and he admits to not being able to express emotions either. However, his passion and leadership qualities are out in plain sight for the world to see. He may slay his enemies in cold-blood and in ways that can make your hair stand, but within is a heart of gold. He may look a bit like Khal Drogo, but this post-apocalyptic tribe leader is a man who is a far cry from the 'Game of Thrones' character he's essayed.
Steven Knight's hour-long battle-filled pilot sees Momoa trudging around in his hulking frame slamming enemies to the ground and accurately pounding or gutting them that it's hard to believe that he's actually blind. He fits into the role of a warrior quite seamlessly. His expressions where it comes to fighting his inner demons or take tough calls is an absolute delight to watch. The scars on his face too speak for him when he's actually angry. All of these points that the Momoa has put his heart and soul in bringing Baba Voss to life.
In Baba Voss, we say a man who is loving, caring and is a man with a code. In addition to a fierce warrior, he plays a gentle father and a good man to his wife and people. It won't be surprising that 'See' and Baba Voss may have come as a stern test to the actor who is generally looked as best suited for action-roles in mindless explosive flicks, but this is where hats need to be doffed for as he delivers a strong performance.
Three episodes in and the effort that Momoa has put in is evident. In an interview with Uproxx, the 'Aquaman' star had said: "I wanted [to play Baba Voss] because I’ve never done anything like this before". And now he has, to near damn perfection.
Episodes 1- 3 of 'See' are available for streaming on Apple TV+.