Sunday, January 3, 2010


"In this sports drama based on real-life events, director Clint Eastwood tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected president Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa. Based on John Carlin's book, the film stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the scrappy South African team that makes a run for the championship." courtesy of netflix

The movie was really good. you truly can't go wrong with Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood directing. I was a little upset, I didnt know the movie was all about rugby I was bored in that sense, I hate sports. And I kind of thought it was....juvenille (if thats the right word) to do a movie all about Nelson Mandela and focus the whole thing on Rugby, Yes I know it was an important part of how great he was and how he got everyone back on the same team (no pun intended) but still. Nelson Mandela was so much more than rugby.

but the acting and directing is brillant, Morgan Freeman was born to play Nelson Mandela I mean he looks exactly like him and he did the south african accent dead on, I have a lot of friends from South Africa and its a different accent to conquer people usually end up trying to sound Australian or English and its very different than that.

1 comment:

  1. I thought that the focus Eastwood drew to this singular element in Mandela's history was very effective. In his ablity to reach/teach the actual team members, and the impression that he was able to make and the committment he evoked in Francoise in what was a remarkably short span of time.

    It's not about the breaths that we take -- it's about the moments that take our breath away.

    Invictus encompasses one such moment.

    Eastwood is genius.