Selma (2014) – Encore Review

selma“Our lives are not fully lived if we’re not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe. ” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Number of Times Seen – 2 (8 Jan 2015 and 22 Feb 2015)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Biopic that tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempt to march from Selma to Birmingham Alabama in protest of voting laws for Blacks in 1965.

My Take on it – This was one of my favorite movies from 2014 and I was quite interested in seeing it again in order to make sure that my initial thoughts and wonder were justified.

My thoughts were correct.

This is a very powerful and moving movie that deserved more accolades than it received during the awards season, but despite it all will prove in the long run that it is a better movie than the other ones that won more awards because it will stand the test of time when looking back years from now.

I wont get into all of the claims of racism or any other one sided arguments because I dont think this is the forum for that, but the fact that this movie and its crew were skipped over was a grave error solely on a professional level.

The song written and performed by Common and John Legend is a powerful and moving song that deserved its Oscar win.

All in all, this is a powerful movie with s great message that was made with love and affection and needs to get more expisure so more people can see it.

Bottom Line – Very powerful and moving movie that due to controversy didn’t get as much support as it might deserve. Great song by Common and John Legend that deservingly won the Oscar for Best Song. Great performances all around! Highly recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During their White House meeting, President Johnson implores Alabama Governor George Wallace to consider his future legacy, saying, “George, you and I shouldn’t be thinking about 1965; we should be thinking about 1985.” Johnson adds that by then, he and Wallace will both be dead and gone. Although Johnson did die in 1973, in 1985, George Wallace was not only still alive but two years into his fourth and final term as Alabama’s governor. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)


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