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Parent: Movies based on true stories.

  1. #1090012017-01-31 18:30:44 *Kirn said:

    Queen of Katwe (2016)

    First of all - this is about chess. This is your usual Disney story about a young girl - living deep in the ass-end of African slums - who almost accidentally joined a chess class for poor kids. And then turned out to be a chess prodigy, quite famous in chess world. The cool thing is, it is actually true.
    You know, I really did not expect much of this. I mean, it seems to be a trend of sorts recently to make movies about black people coming to success, and let's be fair, those movies can be good or bad or just plain political. However, this story is just what it is. Little African girl got into chess and ended up fighting for Master title in Russia. And that game helped her to turn around the life for her and her family. Pretty damn neat, if you ask me.
    The article on the usual site actually states, that pretty much all of the key points of this are correct. They toned down on religious matters, and they SERIOUSLY toned down on how actually fucking horrible it is to be poor in the deep asshole of Africa. But in all important things it is correct, and apparently, they even filmed on some of the actual locations, to bring that additional realism flavor. All in all, decent movie.