Not a year without the name of the legendary Clint Eastwood in the eye-catching trailer. Forever concluded, in his own assurances, career as an actor, honored American cowboy has decided to devote his outstanding talent directing. This mastodon film more than once shocked the audience with their work, sharp and candid. He has worked, probably, in all popular genres of cinema from the patriotic epics to science fiction entertainment, from comedies to dramas. Before she even see out in the director's chair, his previous work - melancholy “Gran Torino", as here, they moved to a chair to a new project, this time with a political flavor.
The plot of “Invictus" tells of the plight of humanity in a multi-year policy of racial segregation. The
first ever black South African President Nelson Mandela begins his fight for equal rights for all people in the period of apartheid. Of course, for such an easy work is only a few orders on paper, this requires some changes in people's minds even now free citizens. Nelson attempts to destroy the perennial misunderstanding between whites and blacks of the republic, rallied them all around the national rugby team. And while the population is a fan of one team is going through with it all its victories and defeats, people begin to gradually forget the many years of racial discrimination.
The main artistic merit of the new film by Clint Eastwood is that he is building in the center of the history of the experience of individual heroes. The image of Nelson Mandela, who, incidentally, turned out Morgan Freeman's good to simplicity, is the only trigger for the humanistic revolution. Gradually, the action moves away from him, leaving space for the battle that raged on the field for rugby, which already dominates the hero Matt Damon, who is like Moses the commandments of men. Throughout the tape Eastwood did not mind playing on the brightest feelings of the audience: faith in the goodness and justice, in passing stravlivaya simple morality of universal equality.
As has been noted by many critics, the main shortcomings “Invictus" became slow pace, impressive timing, the lack of interesting plot turns and excessive straightforwardness. The film is completely devoid of thrilling climax as the action itself is pushing forward only acting duo Damon - Freeman - do not waste their ensemble was awarded an Academy Award nomination this year.
In the end, like many other works Eastwood, “Invictus" is not one hundred percent masterpiece. “Invictus" - a simple, but really good and life-affirming movie.