Originally Posted by spawn
I saw it Saturday. If you knew little or nothing about Jackie Robinson, you would love this movie. I took a date to see it, and she really liked it. My problem with it is I feel like they only scratched the surface of what he endured, and it only captured his time with the Montreal team and his rookie season in the bigs. He had to deal with that for two years without retaliation, and it probably shortened his career. That said, what pleasantly surprised me was the theater I was at was packed, and the attendees were mostly young white kids. And even if the movie didn't go far enough with the treatment he received, at least you did get a glimpse and feel for it. And i'm glad they touched on his being court martialed while in the army, something i don't think a lot of people know. Definitely worth the price of admission.
When I went to KC, the Negro League Museum was quite crowded and about 95% of the crowd were young white families. It is a must see for any baseball fan. It was by far the best part of the trip, other than awesome BBQ and winning lots of money at the casino...
I probably will see this eventually. I don't have the luxury of going to the movies as I please anymore. I did catch John Goodman's the Babe last night. I was reminded why Bill Jauss went ape **** on how terrible it was. He even hated the popcorn...