So I went to see this with Jordan last night. A few things:
1. Probably one of THE best baseball movies made. Ever. That’s not a joke. I’ve seen every baseball movie, and acting wise, and baseball wise, this one is top notch.
2. Great casting on Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson.
3. If Harrison Ford isn’t cleaning off a space for an Oscar trophy, there is something wrong with this world.
4. There are reasons I wasn’t born in the 20’s and grew up in that era. What Jackie went through was some messed up stuff.
Review: At a time when most black people were trying to figure out how to live in a segregated world, Jackie Robinson was living in two. Playing for the Kansas City Monarchs. Jackie was called up to play for the Dodgers organization by Branch Rickey. Making their minor league team, he tore the league up as both a hitter and a base stealer and was finally called up to the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Imagine the racism, the segregation, and ask yourself…could I have done that? Put up with the ignorance or bigots? He not only did, but excelled and became the Rookie of The Year.
A heartwarming tale of one man’s struggle while breaking through the color barrier in baseball. He was the original groundbreaker. Branch Rickey ushered in a new, controversial (at the time) era and acknowledged it at least twice in the beginning of the movie. But he didn’t care.
Watch this movie, for the history. Stay for the fine acting and unbelievable baseball sequences. Like you actually feel like you’re in the game.
Definitely worth a watch. Definitely 4 stars.
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- buck4itt said: Thanks! I needed this review. I’ll go see it. One more cool Jackie thing. At the end of his career, he got traded to my Giants but said he’d rather retire than play for them which is awesome. (I love the Giants but I love hardnose attitudes)
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