“It’s difficult everywhere I go. They don’t build things for big people. They build everything for blind people, for crippled people, for some other people but not for big people. So we have to fit in there and it’s not too easy all the time.” – Andre, the Giant
Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Apr 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about one of the greatest wrestlers who suffered from a terrible disease that caused him so much pain despite living the lavish life of a superstar.
My Take on it – I was never such a big fan of Wrestling on TV in the 80’s, but it was hard not to here about some of the domineering personalities of the sport at the time.
Growing up in Detroit, there was a whole counter-culture dedicated to what became the WWF and we all knew about the Wrestler known as Andre the Giant.
The fact that he portrayed the character of Fezzik in the film The Princess Bride (1987) and in a small role in Micki + Maud (1984) made him even more familiar to me.
This film does an amazing job giving the viewer a deeper perspective on the life and career of what can truly be seen as a Giant of a man.
The interviews in this documentary almost entirely feel really personal because they were able to talk to people who knew this man so intimately and who could relate anecdotes about their times together.
My favorites were Hulk Hogan and some of the cast of The Princess Bride (1987) who shed so much light on Andre’s life.
This is a very moving and tragic story yet it is presented so well that it is definitely a great memorial to this seemingly mythical figure who was known and loved by so many.
Bottom Line – Great documentary that really gives the viewer such a deep perspective on the life of such a Giant of a man. They have some amazing interviews with people who spent a lot of time with him and were able to tell personal stories of their time together. This is a very moving and tragic story that is presented really well and is a great memorial for this man who was known and loved by so many. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Vince McMahon announced this documentary in 2016. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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