42: The Jackie Robinson Story Blu-ray Review

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“Under this climate of historical ineptitude, maybe Hollywood’s gloss and veil act is what society needed when depicting Robinson’s tumultuous rise, if only to drive home a sense of progression as a nation. That driven focus comes at a cost of humanity, wherein Robinson becomes an entertainment placeholder rather than someone carrying burdens. Robinson is a controlled, wise headed family man with glimpses into his internal battles only fleeting. That is all 42 determines the audience needs to know, and that storytelling methodology constructs Robinson with minimal insight. He is never placed in a situation outside of unrelenting bigotry, framing him as a target and little else.”

Read my full 42 Blu-ray review at DoBlu.

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