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Saturday, 6 February 2010

Invictus - 2009

"His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion."

All i can say, is W-O-W. One of the best movies i've seen.  I dont wanna spoil it to ya'll who havent seen it yet, but here it goes *Spoiler alert* 
Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman - The Man!) had just been released from jail, and is elected to be the leader of the broken South Africa, separated by the the apartheid. He was a man on a mission, and he believed that he could change the country. On his first day in office all the white people (white's where the people who put him in prison for 27 years) packed up and were about to leave, because they thought he'd fire them. He gives a mini speech, showing his love to all races, and putting an end to the apartheid. Throughout the movie (and in real life) he gives a series of speeches (theyre not long enough to qualify as proper speeches though) which truly are, inspiring. The ZA rugby team's captain, François Pienaar (Matt Damon) is invited over by Mandela, and Mandela speaks to him, and when Pienaar leaves, he realizes that the president was asking him to win the world cup - an impossible task for the Springbok's, because none of the Black south africans supported them, because they represented the apartheid. But somehow, Mandela manages to unite the entire country, all 42 million  (back then) to support the team, and the final clip shows a small black boy being lifted up by white police men, and hugging each other, and Mandela's bodyguards (white and black) congratulating each other. Its an amazing movie, with a deep meaning, and such inspiring speeches.

Hands down 10/10

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