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In Invictus, Morgan Freeman Gets a Life of His Own. Kinda.

October 29, 2009

Morgan Freeman is an extremely talented actor , but I can’t help but feel like for the better part of his career, he’s just been given roles as a completely self-effacing (although always noble), desexualized helper/sage/mentor for other characters.  A sidekick of sorts.  Not necessarily a bad thing, in and of itself, but something I think is been wack given the dude’s obvious talent.

Glory.  Shawshank.  Driving Miss Fuckin Daisy.  Se7en.  That Movie Where He Played God.  Lucky Number Slevin.  The list goes on.  Many of those are dope movies, but I’m like, “damn, can they give the brotha a life?  A Family?  Maybe a love interest or an animal he’s fond of?”

Then, they have the nerve to go and have ol’ Morgan deliver this in the horrendous, “Wanted.”

Even in the context of the film it’s shameful.

But Eastwood’s “Invictus” looks promising, even though Morgan’s still been given a partner.

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