Monday, January 25, 2010

In the theatre

Invictus--I saw this movie on the big screen. This is a great movie! A little surprising that it's Clint Eastwood, because his movies tend to be much darker than this one is. This is a hopeful movie, and it's true, so that helps. Right now is a good time for hopeful movies.

Morgan Freeman is one of my favorite actors. He has played everything from an escaped slave who's become a Civil War soldier to the President of the United States and he's believable in any role he picks. I remember watching him on the Electric Company as a kid and I have liked his performances in everything from Glory to Bruce Almighty (didn't like the movie, did like Mr. Freeman). Morgan Freeman IS Nelson Mandela in this movie, and I just can't say enough good about the performance or the movie. Matt Damon, who is another of my favorites, also did a great job. He also bulked up for the role of the captain of the South African National Rugby team and that never hurts. But, in all seriousness, this film should be seen. It's about how a country that was broken started to recover and how a rugby team and the leader that turned to it started the healing process. Go see this movie. There are a couple of bad words, but nothing to offend and just the right amount of the rugby playing and competition. GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

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