Friday, May 29, 2009

Movie Review: Forever Strong

Okay... absolutely nothing to do with Wow here. I guess that's what happens when you take the last 2 nights off of Wow. lol. At any rate...

I don't go out to the movies very often. With 4 young kids, we just don't make it out very often. But Netflix is our friend. :)

So, we randomly glance through movies that are coming out to see if there's anything that might be interesting. I'm generally a big fan of the sports movies that are based on real life events. Probably why we requested Forever Strong. Even though it's about a sport that I know mostly nothing about, Rugby.

If you like movies such as Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, The Rookie, you'll most likely enjoy this movie as well. Yes, it's about Rugby. The official web site is But you don't need to know anything about Rugby to enjoy the movie.

It stars Sean Faris as the main character. It also has Sean Astin (aka Samwise Gamgee, Rudy, and Mikey Walsh). One of the outtakes was a group of people in a crowd watching the game that included Sean Astin, and they started chanting "Rudy".

So for those that need to know more and are too lazy to go check out one of the links, here's the synopsis from the official site:
Rick Penning (Sean Faris, Never Back Down) lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate (Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings) offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for longtime rival teaml, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule and uinque code of conduct that highland's legendary coach (Gary Cole, Office Space) demands. Egos clash and bitter competitors struggle to find the meaning of "team."

As on-field battles rage, hearts are challenged and loyalties are tried. Rick Penning decide if between the life he lived and a life that stands before him. With a national championship on the line, he will learn that the greatest victories are born in the heart.
p.s. That was verbatim from the site. 10 points awarded for pointing out each of the 3 grammar/spelling errors. Is it really that hard to proof-read something that goes out on a professional site about a product you're trying to sell?


Animagis said...
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Animagis said...

"fast, hard-hitting and intense" - should have a comma after hard-hitting.

"teaml" - wait what?

"Reluctantly Rick" - should have a comma after Reluctantly.

"uinque" ...

"highland's legendary coach" - Highland should be capitalized.

"Rick Penning decide if between the life" - ok, I give up.

"prison ward" - wards are people placed under the protection of someone else. they're looking for the word warden.


And you said there were three. ;)

Leiandra said...

Ha, ha, ha. Okay, some of those were actually mine. The first one, I think it technically allowed in English. "teaml" was a blatant one. Missed the comma after Reluctantly. "Uinque"... that was mine. As was the lack of capitalization in Highland. Had no clue about Rick's "decision". And totally skimmed over the ward thing.

I believe there should be a colon in the first sentence though instead of a semi-colon.

Good job. I'll give you 20 points.