Top Movies of 2013 - Honorable Mention
Jackie Robinson was the first African American man to play in Major League Baseball. Prior to this, blacks faced a great amount ofsegregation not only in sports, but in many aspects of day-to-day life. Despite not following baseball (or much sports for that matter), there was the theme of injustice present that kept my interest. Jackie is humiliated and insulted throughout his time in the Dodgers, and instead of fighting, he decides to prove to his haters that he could become one the greatest baseball players of the season. The movie was inspirational as not only Jackie proves his worth on the field, but his teammates begin to support Jackie as not only a teammate but also a friend, as well as the many white fans of the games begin to support Jackie. One of the best lines delivered in the movie came from Jackie's teammate Pee Wee Reese where he said "Maybe one day we'll all wear 42, that way they won't tell us apart." The cast did a great job in portraying their characters especially Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, Jackie's boss and greatest supporter. 42 was an inspirational film that touches the heart and was one the best films of the year (probably #11).