42 (2013) movie review

gallery_15Stop what you are doing. Don’t waste another second. See this beautiful film.

Harrison Ford has always been a favorite, but now I’m in awe. He’s got gumption – that confidence that shines on-screen. And, he keeps secrets worth decoding, joy and sorrow resident in his eyes.

3a96c6df7d8602c6_42-trailer.xxxlarge_1Young Chadwick Boseman, Jackie Robinson‘s true doppelgänger, fulfilled his role with the honesty and swagger of the legend himself.

There is honor in this film. It speaks of doing right all alone, of standing still against oceanic pull.

Racism obviously disgusts on every level. This film chooses to go beyond the black versus white question to pierce the heart of hate being hateful and the soul of letting skill speak for skill alone. It reminds me that people are capable of great love or brutality, but that they can also change.42-movie

Who has your heart? What keeps your feet steady? Jackie Robinson was just a man playing the game that he was born to play, a game that so many love. People fight in many ways for what is right. Robinson allowed himself to become a symbol. He walked in silence allowing his skill to speak for him despite screaming threats on an angry current.

He played baseball and let God fight for him.42movie01

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One response to “42 (2013) movie review

  1. jhosack87

    I’ve been on the fence about this film. I’ve heard both sides argue for and against it. That being said, I truth the people I follow on WordPress and I’m certainly going to see it after the high praise that you have given it. I am a Harrison Ford fan as well and I now look forward to it!

    Thanks for giving me the impetus to go see the film!

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