The director mixed all the important elements
Brian Helgeland brought off all the important elements to make the film successful. He mixed up all the necessary elements such as drama, humor, romance and baseball action since it was about a carrier in baseball whilst showing an excellent tale regarding recent American history. The good thing in “42” was that it didn’t focus only the story and life of Jackie Robinson. This movie portrayed everything not only one man.
It had a complete sense of humor and educational as well
I was captivated in this film because it had a complete sense of humor and educational at the same time. It was a smart and inspirational film. This film encapsulates the woes that not merely Jackie and his family dealt with, but also the hatred which was presented in the direction of the people who backed up him like Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and Wendell Smith (Andre Holland).
The acting and casting was brilliant. I appreciated the cinematography and the fantastic camera angles which perfectly captured the complete movement of the baseball players and the unspoken interaction between the team members. The sport outfit and the location were also prepared well and consistent for the time period.
Jackie Robinson had an exceptional and outstanding character
The actors and actresses did a great job with their characters. For me, the best character here was Jackie Robinson reenacted by Chadwick Boseman because he really presented a real emotion and he acted in a realistic way. The life of Jackie faced a lot of challenges from one time to another, but always had the courage to overcome all these challenges. Jackie Robinson personality was exceptional. He was an inspirational person and outstanding character. This film not only focused on Jackie but also the other roles like Branch Rickey palyed by Harrison Ford, journalist Wendell Smith played by Andre Holland who played in Robinson’s sport career and Robinson's wife Rachel (Nicole Beharie). All the cast offered the best performances.
All in all, “42” was a witty, inspiring and educational biopic that would surely capture the heart of the viewers.