Saturday, September 02, 2006
I love listening to people's reactions after a movie. When the credits started to roll at Invincible, the story of Philadelphia Eagle's Vince Papale in the mid 70s, a young boy behind me said, "it's over?". The ultimate compliment. He went on to tell his Mother that he wanted to see more. Another family was behind me walking out, and the father was explaining the special teams dynamic to his young son, who had a game the next day. The latest of Disney's underdog-succeeds-defying-enormous-odds films, this time the sport is football, is well done. I liked how they depicted the overwhelming scope of professional sports to the average guy. The game scenes are well filmed and very intense. Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinear give solid performances.