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Remembering Chadwick Boseman in These Great Movies

By Eskanisa R

06 September 2020

Rest in power, King.

Photo source: The New York Times
At the end of August 2020, Hollywood mourns the loss of one of great star, Chadwick Boseman after a four year battle with colon cancer. He became a phenomenon after played T’Challa, crowned king of Wakanda in Black Panther. To pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, here are impressive movies he made.

1. Get on Up
It surely was not easy thing for Chadwick Boseman to play one of the most influential musician of all time, James Brown. Get on Up (2014) successfully got high ratting from Rotten Tomatoes, 80% through the admirable acting skill of Boseman.
This biopic about a musician depicts the life of James Brown. Before he got famous, James Brown was a slum boy. He joined a gospel group as a teenager before got a fame. In spite of the fact that he was underestimated, he has strong will to be a great musician.
From this movie, we all learn that judge and sneer will inspire you to succeed. Challenges, ups and downs, impenetrable barriers, all are to embrace and motivate you to do your best, to know who you are and what you can rise from.

2. 42
Played as Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, 42 brought the unforgettable acting of Chadwick Boseman. The commitment and achievement of Jackie Robinson inspired Brian Helgeland to write and direct this great movie. Besides, Chadwick Boseman gave a brilliant acting to build people emotions to respect Jackie Robinson. This movie also provides a clear dimension of racism issue in America as well as gives a knowledge or experience of what is African American struggled to.

3. Marshall
Written by Michael Koskoff, a veteran civil right lawyer with no prior experience in making movie, collaborated with his son, Jacob as screenwriter, and directed by Reginald Hudlin, they three made a great movie address sensational cases in Connecticut through two main characters, Sam Friedman (Josh Gad) as local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case and Thurgood Marshall as first African American Supreme Court Justice from Baltimore who focus on civil right.

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