When I first saw this movie come in, I honestly didn't think much of it. It looked like one of those generic sports movies that are constantly released. After hearing some customers talk about it though, I started to actually look forward to renting it (I can't rent for 3 weeks after a movie is first released).
I brought it home thinking it was going to be a soccer movie with political undertones. I was definitely surprised. The movie was primarily political, with rugby as the side focus. The acting was top notch though, with Morgan Freeman playing Malcolm X. It was a little strange hearing him with an accent, but he did a really good job of it.
It's a slower movie. Don't pick it up expecting a lot of action. Some of the rugby scenes are pretty amazing, but coming from a stupid American like myself who has never seen a real rugby game, I could just be amazed at nothing special.
So if you are looking for a good story, this relatively accurate account of the life of Nelson Mandella after his prison time should provide a good hour and a half of entertainment.
Invictus earns a 3/5 for being an excellent drama movie, but still being a bit slow.Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:34 PM