Hopefully, all of you have heard of the new documentary, More Than A Game, which came out about a month ago, in theaters nationwide. Not the usual nationwide release, but a solid flick. I saw it last night at the $1 theater in my college town. An amazing asset, that you all should use if you have the capability. If you’re here in Lynchburg, and you’re not utilizing it, then you are struggling. Simply put. Anywho, back to the movie experience. I went to a 9:45 showing with my friends, Justin and Julius. Julius runs a quality music blog called, The Academy. So the three of us went to the movies, a trio of young black men, all rocking hoodies and skinny jeans. And it was Monday, so the admission was only $.75!!!! Craze! We decide we wanted some snacks, and I saw a sweet Monday combo deal for $2.50, consisting of a small popcorn, and the tiniest soda you’ve ever seen! Check out the pic at the bottom. So we walk into the theater, to find the film already in progress. We sat down, and joined the crowd consisting of us and three other guys. The movie was spectacular! Definitely a basketball movie, but not just for basketball lovers. Even if you’re not particularly a fan of basketball, like my girlfriend, Ashley Rose, you should still enjoy this film. As the title suggests; this documentary is about “more than a game.” It’s really a tale about how four kids come together from a young age, and turn into a great basketball squad and great group of friends. Sounds cliche, but that’s really what happened. And despite what it looks like, the movie really isn’t all about Lebron James. Obviously, he plays a major part, but he’s not the main focus. Each of the main guys, the “fab four/fab five” as they called themselves, is focused on, and equally detailed. And the soundtrack is excellent! It’s full of hip-hop jams from the early 2000’s, when all of the stuff was going on. Songs like Ja Rule’s “Livin it Up,” “Stronger,” by Mary J. Blige, and of course the super jam, “Forever,” with Kanye West, Drake, Lil’ Wayne and Eminem (who kills it!).
So all in all. Give this one a watch. Not THE single best documentary of all time, but certainly a very good one. A great movie overall!