You are Here » Posters » I’m still fascinated by 42 and this new poster is helping…
Posters
March 3, 2013
0

I’m still fascinated by 42 and this new poster is helping…

— Posted by The Amazing Anthony

 

I’m not a huge baseball fan.  Not by a longshot, despite my NYC heritage, can I be called a fan of America’s past-time.  That being said, I’m willing to admit my interest in this upcoming Jackie Robinson based movie which happens to be utilizing a cast of talent that I’m both familiar with and interested in seeing them in future films. In case you missed it, the trailer is below along with the official synopsis.

 

 

Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

 

Source: Geek Tyrant

 

 

This post was written by :

who has written 2547 posts on The Movie Blog

Content Manager | Editor in Chief

visit author's website | Contact the Author

Around the Web
"If you build it, he will come."

— Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson from Field of Dreams, 1989

    Archives