Biographical movies tend to make strong positive impressions and inspire movie audiences to relive the stories they tell.
Just Mercy which is a biographical account, attempts to capture similar emotions as it tells the story of the renowned Civil Rights lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, as he attempts to free a Death Row inmate.
Here are five reasons you should be seeing Just Mercy this weekend.
1.) Zooming In on Civil Rights:
Just Mercy captures the ordeals of Walter McMillian – the wrongfully accused man played by Jamie Foxx.
The narrative in the movie allows us to witness in real time, the sufferings of inmates in general and the unjustly incarcerated people in particular, which brings us to terms with the question, “How many more people are unjustly incarcerated?”, “Are we doing enough to curb such wrong calls?”, “What steps are we taking to free the innocent?”
Just Mercy is an eye opener to an ugly side of modern life, and its subliminal appeal, rests in how it strives to motivate her viewers to always seek justice!
Who would say ‘No’ to a movie that deepens our resolve to seek the best for others with whatever means we have got? Me neither!!
2.) The Director – Actress Connection:
Director of Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton has now collaborated with Oscar winning Brie Larson (who plays Eva Ansley in Just Mercy) for a third time.
With the duo’s performance in Short Term 12 – (Rotten Tomatoes: 98% ; iMDb: 8/10), and Brie’s experience in other movies such as Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, it is expected that Just Mercy would follow a similar trend and leave us overwhelmed with the expertise on display in the movie.
3.) Not All Heroes Wear Capes:
Bryan Stevenson, the renowned Social Justice Activist and Civil Rights Lawyer depicted by Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy is renowned for his activism in the representation of minority groups in the criminal justice system of the United States.
He is known to have helped with court decisions that prevent minors from life imprisonment and have saved many prisoners from the death penalty.
Just Mercy in fact, is based on his memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” and thus, Just Mercy essentially is the depiction of a real-life hero and how he became dedicated to minority rights.
That makes for a worthy use of 2 hours and 17 minutes of run-time if you ask me.
4.) Jamie Foxx and Big Screen Success:
Jamie Foxx has had himself such an interesting career, starring in movies enjoyed by general moviegoers and even movie critics, while bagging awards along the way.
His extra spice often adds to the whole take of the movie which has earned him well deserved accolades including; Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.
Featuring such a talent in a major role as is the case in Just Mercy, where he plays ‘Walter McMillian’ is indeed a boost to the impact the movie would have, and a pretty to good reason to not miss out on what this movie has to offer.
5.) The Rise and Rise of Michael B. Jordan:
Michael B. Jordan continues his rise in Hollywood as a lead actor in Just Mercy (plays Bryan Stevenson).
In this way, we can only keep our fingers crossed and expect the awesomeness that is to unfold as we watch the more generous and empathetic side of Erik Killmonger!
So, what are you waiting for?
Mark your calendars and set your alarms!
Because, on Friday, 24th of January 2020, Just Mercy will be showing at VIVA Cinemas Ikeja, Ilorin, Ibadan, Ota and Enugu
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