Now, some people aren't a big fan of biopics, but I feel if done right they can be really interesting. I have already reviewed two other biopics on the blog, Lincoln and Hitchcock, and for the most part they were really good. Lincoln was a little slow in some places, but over all it was still good. However, 42 was nothing but exciting. The film had an excellent pace, and never seemed to slow. Walking out I couldn't help but want more. Harrison Ford was great as Branch Rickey, and of course, Chadwick Boseman was Jackie Robinson.
One of the things that I liked most of the film was how real it all felt. The way everyone dressed, looked, and especially talked made it work great into the time period. The reason I emphasized the speech is because, as sad as it is, that is how African Americans were treated back then. Its amazing to think that in just 65 years, people could go from death threats towards blacks trying to play baseball, to being fully integrated with every kind of fan cheering them on.
A thing that was really powerful was when a kid was sitting in the audience, watching his dad, and everyone around him scream hateful things at Robinson on the field. The boy looked around, felt out of place, and joined along with them. It shows how easily this unjustified hatred was passed from generation to generation.
All in all I give this movie 4 ingredients. It was very well done and advise everyone who hasn't seen this movie, to go out and buy a ticket, fan of biopics or not. Thank you for reading my review of 42 starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. So long.
|BLT Films Rating- 4/5 Ingredients|