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Being a legend is not easy. That ever experienced by Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in the American professional league, Major League Baseball in 1947. The modern era film 42 which takes its title from Jackie jersey number when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers club is directed by Brian Helgeland. This movie tells the story of discrimination suffered by Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) as the first black player in the American professional league. Since Germany and Japan were defeated in World War II, American soldiers returned home as heroes who managed to eliminate racism. But in the United States alone it racism that is still rampant. Indeed, blacks are no longer a slave, but their freedom is still very much when…show more content…
Several efforts have been made by Brian Helgeland always director and screenwriter to create a character Jackie is not a person who's too perfect. Many ways, among others by writing the character of Jackie as a figure of temperament or show some failures Jackie in a game. But again these things are still too safe and not to make me feel the character of Jackie as someone who was more humane. I did not know the figure of Jackie Robinson before watching this movie, but I am sure that all the figures and inspiration powerful as any he must have a dark side that makes it not perfect. From the plot also nothing special here. Everything flows in the direction that is predictable. But with all the standard stuff and the option to play on the safe path is fortunately not make 42 into a boring spectacle. At least Helgeland and the actors were able to make this film remains entertaining to watch. Some dramatic moments shown although often feels cliche but I admit still able to give an injection of emotion that makes the film more alive. Some conflicts are present talked about the racism that is so thick and my mission for this movie to describe how bad racism is quite successful. I myself made so annoyed at people who act in a racist on Jackie in this film and be able to strike a few moments though again feels cliche. Beyond the cliché, but entertaining story, 42 also benefited from the success of the
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