Sunday, April 17, 2011

294. Murderball (2005)


We're not going for a hug. We're going for a *$&#ing gold medal.

A documentary about a group of guys that have every reason to quit at life spitting in the face of their fate by competing in wheelchair rugby. Oftentimes people tend to lump the Special Olympics and the Paralympics into the same category. This movie shows you why that simply does not work. The men in this movie are all paralyzed (most have only limited use of their arms) and confined to wheelchairs. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for themselves, they decided to put armor on their chairs, bash into each other, and turn it into a sport. The "characters" in this movie or much more vibrant and moving than in the average movie. I guarantee that you'll be cheering about a sport you've never even heard of by the end of the film.

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