Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Review Of 42 The Jackie Robinson Movie

I just watched the Jackie Robinson movie, 42, and I have to say it was one of the best baseball movies that I have ever seen. It may have been one of the better movies I have ever seen, baseball oriented or not, if you really want to know the truth. To see what Jackie Robinson had to endure and deal with on top of trying to do what is considered to be the hardest thing in the world to do, hit a baseball, is truly amazing and awe inspiring.

To cover everything from his Kansas City Monarch days to his Montreal Royals days all the way to the majors was interesting to watch, especially for someone like me who loves the details and likes to nit picks historical inaccuracies. While we are on the subject when they asked where Jackie was from in the beginning of the movie and they said California I was none too pleased because he was from Cairo, Georgia and attended college in California but I digress. To also cover what he had to go through in his home life and with Rachael Robinson was also a nice touch and a break from the racism and ignorance that I am ashamed to say was the way of the world in the late 40's.

It really warmed my heart to see guys like Branch Rickey, Eddie Stanky, and Pee Wee Reese to name a few come to the defense of Jackie in the movie. The pure emotion portrayed in the movie by Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson, and his striking similarities to Jackie just made the movie in my opinion. This was a great movie telling a great story and I recommend anyone and everyone to see it, baseball fan or not.

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