When the four of us arrived at Spectrum, the line told the story. We expected to get our IMAX tickets for the 7PM showing of the new hit movie AVATAR. But at the counter, we were informed that the sellout occurred at one o’clock that afternoon. It’s a huge theater. I guess that explains why James Cameron is all smiles these days. In spite of initial critical pot-shots, he’s enjoying the many benefits of a mega-hit. So we regrouped at the electonic marquee. Invictus, Clint Eastwood’s collaboration with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, became the pick.
We were not prepared for the power of the story. There is so much to think about. Freeman plays Nelson Mandela, in the first year of his unlikely presidency. I would love to write about it for this week’s LeaderFOCUS, but the last two have been movie reviews. I’d rather not make it three in a row.
If you like to read reviews, here are three: NY TIMES, Roger Ebert and the LA TIMES. Enjoy.