Only now do the Douglas Adams books make any sense.
Mooch said that it made her “angry” and “outraged”. I think I’m going to pass on this one. I’ve got “The Jackie Robinson Story” on DVD with the real Jackie Robinson in it. Don’t need any of Hollyweird’s racebaiting BS.
Okay, I just looked at the trailer. I am predisposed to liking it, as I am a Dodger fan, and always admired Robinson as both man and player. Why the heck did they have to put hip hop crap in a movie that takes place primarily in the 40s and 50s?! That’s even worse than the 70s pop ditty grafted onto Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
It’s been done. There’s already a movie about Jackie Robinson, in which the white people aren’t all racist monsters. This is just more PC agit-prop.
Jackie Robinson was black? Who knew? Maybe old Bob can make a movie about the sun coming up in the morning. Jackie was a groundbreaker, but Robert Redford is old hash.
i am looking forward to watching “42.” plua i want to see Harrison Ford in his role... i go to the movies maybe once or twice a year... i loovvveee baseball... hate the Dodgers...
You couldn’t pay me to see it!
If Jackie Robinson was a hero, good for him. But then so was Billie Holliday, Malcolm X, Arthur Ashe, Jesse Owen, and the thousands of other black celebs we're heard about endlessly in the last few decades.
Archie Bunker said Robinson changed the whole color of the game.
I wonder if the film mentions he was a Republican. That seems to be all but forgotten about Dr. MLK, so “color” me pessimistic.
Another hate whitey film that I get to vote with my pocketbook.
Americans and even Jackie Robinson have gotten over it. It's time for the race pimps in Hollyweird to get with the program and get over it too.
I’ll take a contrarian view. Unlike all the race pimps that have piggy-backed on his greatness, Jackie Robinson really was the real deal - what he did really did matter and I have total respect for the man on and off the field.
I’m sympathetic to the anti-Hollywood anti-PC sentiment but I like Jackie and I happened to think that the movie rendered a slice of his life in a fairly realistic manner.
I’d be curious to know if this movie is based on amy book in particular. In 2007 for the 50 year anniversary of Robinson’s rookie season Jonathan Eig wrote a book called Opening Day about Robinson’s first season in which he questined some populkar myths concerning Robinson such as the Pee Wee Reese story.
He played his first minor league game in Jersey City’s Roosevelt Stadium , April 18, 1946
I thought it was a good movie. Not great, but good. It was well acted, especially by Harrison Ford, who portrayed Branch Rickey so realistically, that those who knew Rickey said it was like a reincarnation. The movie accurately described the racism that Robinson endured without losing his composure, because the team mattered more than his own pride. Although the movie ended with the playoffs of his first season with the Dodgers, Jackie had a great baseball career, and accomplished much after he retired. By being the first black in major league baseball, he helped break down racial barriers, and did it with class.
I thought the movie was good when I saw it several weeks ago. Several other early black players were mentioned at the end of the film, but no mention of Larry Doby. I guess Cleveland doesn’t count.
I’ve been Jackie Robinson’d to death.