Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 4/13/13
The main problem with all sports movies is the usually inaccurate depiction of the sport itself... Hollywood has a problem with getting the background athletics and their nuances just right... This is not a major offense of "42"---the Jackie Robinson story. They do the base-running scenes pretty well. Football fans may not know it, but Jackie Robinson was a runner---he played QB and running back at both Pasadena Junior College and UCLA. He was also a world-class long-jumper.  In fact, baseball was his "worst sport" in college. The way he ran the bases was maybe the biggest part of his calling card to getting signed to the major league baseball organization in 1945 by the Brooklyn Dodgers. The movie is true to this important biographical fact. For that alone, I say it's okay to buy a ticket to see "42" in its premier theatrical run...       I went out to see "42" expecting the worst. And yes, there are mawkish moments when the soundtrack music swel...
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