Run the Dang Ball This Weekend
When it comes to running the dang ball, it is difficult to imagine that the real thing is actually in the same neighborhood. But that’s not to say that the real thing isn’t worthy of a good time and a celebration. For example, there are plenty of ways to ring in a new year. In fact, you can do it in style, if you choose.
The Blind Side was a well-made film that had a lot of heart. And the movie owes its kudos to its stars, Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock. Both actors have remained close friends since the film’s inception, and their off-screen friendships have not diminished. This triumvirate of talent made The Blind Side one of the most successful movies of all-time. Moreover, The Blind Side shattered the record for the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all-time. So, if you are planning a family night this weekend, consider The Blind Side for something a little different.
The movie’s illustrious cast includes two of the most famous actors in Hollywood history. Aside from the aforementioned duo, the movie also boasts a long list of other marquee names. Among them are: director Michael Lewis (The Dark Knight); star-of-the-film Quinton Aaron; and actress Sandra Bullock, whose name has been in the news for the wrong reasons for the better part of a decade. Not to mention the many talented supporting players. As for the film itself, it’s a pretty straightforward tale of a hard-working young man and his unlikely but no less unlikely family. It’s a nice homage to the many facets of American culture.
In a way, the movie is a relic of a bygone era. At the height of the Vietnam war, black children like Oher were a dime a dozen, and the home front was in shambles. Nonetheless, the movie aspired to be an accurate portrayal of the human experience. To do so, the aforementioned actors took a shot at some of the best known characters in American football. During the course of their ten-year run, The Blind Side became one of the most lucrative movie franchises in history. Moreover, the movie also garnered a ton of press. Even if you have no interest in the game, you might be intrigued by the fact that the film was based on the real-life events of one Michael Oher.
One of the movie’s most memorable scenes was the “Move over” touchdown. While most movies will depict this event in a more cynical fashion, the movie was able to do it in a lighthearted manner that both fans and non-fans could appreciate. That’s not to say that the film was unreceptive to criticism; in fact, it went on to win the top spot in this year’s Oscars. However, the film was marred by a few missteps, such as a substandard soundtrack. If you’re in the mood to celebrate the start of the new year, you may want to check out The Blind Side.