Sound Off: Clint Eastwood's Invictus - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
December 11, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Actor-turned-director Clint Eastwood is back with his newest film since Gran Torino last year titled Invictus starring Morgan Freeman as former South African President Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as rugby player Francois Pienaar. But how does it compare to Eastwood's last few films? Is it even entertaining to watch or is it just plain boring? Are the performances Oscar worthy or just mediocre? Is the story riveting and inspiring or just lackluster and void of heart? If you've seen it already, then sound off, leave a comment, and let us know what you thought of Invictus!
To fuel the fire, I actually really loved Invictus a lot. I'm a sucker for inspirational movies that are about prominent historical figures and this definitely fit the bill. I found myself wrapped up in the story and the characters very quickly and was fascinated by how it all played out. Clint Eastwood is still a great director and has a few issues with pacing, but this time he did a wonderful job presenting the fact-based story as is and giving us just enough of Nelson Mandela to be inspired. Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman did a great job and both deserve awards consideration. I only had a few small complaints but overall really enjoyed it.
What did you think of Invictus? A boring sports drama or brilliant and inspirational biopic?