Becky and I went to see new movie Invictus last week at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Fandango website at Invictus describes the movie as follows:
“With the fall of apartheid in South Africa, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) tries to unite his countrymen and bring peace by bringing the Rugby World Cup to his country…”
Invictus is a very powerful movie starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. I’m not as big of a Matt Damon fan, as I used to be, after he tried to convince all of us that he had a brain politically during the last election with his Sarah Palin bashing. Even if he was right, which I don’t think he was, there is an old saying, “A wise man keeps a closed mouth.” and that’s what I liked about this film.
This movie was about “character” in politics, overcoming obstacles through faith and having grace under pressure. It demonstrated how Nelson Mandela was able to forgive his former evil doers and change their hearts to bring the country together. The story was fantastic and the only shortfall really was the Directing because the movie was about thirty minutes too long. No offense to the Director, Clint Eastwood, because I am a Clint Eastwood fan and really love the old flicks that made him famous, but his movies are so slow.
That’s the only complaint we have with this movie and why we would recommend waiting for the rental. It’s just so long and moves to slow, but the acting, the message and the story are great, so make sure you see it. Morgan Freeman rocks in this movie and so does Matt Damon. It’s Worth The Trip, but be prepared to sit and suffer from some boredom as you wait for it to keep moving.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky- ** Rental
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