Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray Today: Crooked Arrows (Review)

Crooked Arrows
"You’ll stand up and cheer for this feel-good sports thriller starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). The ancient sport of lacrosse has been part of their tribal heritage for centuries, but the Native American players on the Crooked Arrows high school team are long-time losers. When former star player Joe Logan (Routh) agrees to coach the rag-tag group to seal the deal on a lucrative casino project, he sets out to turn the chumps into champs and, in the process, learns the value of loyalty himself. If the Arrows can learn to shoot straight and challenge their prep school rivals, these fast-breaking warriors may just pull off the ultimate upset and win it all!"

Special Features:
    ●    Commentary featuring Mark Ellis, Steve Rash, and Neal J. Powless
    ●    The Story of Crooked Arrows
    ●    Keepin’ it Real: Crooked Arrows Lacrosse
    ●    Native American Lacrosse - A Crooked Arrows Tribute
    ●    The Game of Life, Heart, and Soul of the Onondaga
    ●    Crooked Arrows Theatrical Trailer

Crooked Arrows Blu-ray
Street Date: October 23, 2012
Screen Format: 16:9
Audio: English TBC DD
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 02:19:33 / 02:16:37 (DVD)
Closed Captioned: Yes 


My Thoughts:

If you enjoyed movies like Bend it Like Beckham, Rudy and Mighty Ducks, then you will love this family friendly film about a lacrosse team.Now this is no regular lacrosse team. Instead the team is made up of Native American teens from a reservation.  Even though the story line is predictable -- you will find yourself rooting for these underdogs and their coach in their search for themselves and their desire to win. 

Even if you don't like sports-themed films, you will find yourself enjoying this film.  I knew nothing about lacrosse before watching it, but was glad that I gave this movie a shot, as it was thoroughly entertaining. This is the perfect family night movie, which will show the importance of teamwork, commitment to a goal, and never forgetting where you come from and your beliefs.  I can see wonderful discussions coming from this feel good family film, which is great, as there are not that many movies that appeal to both parents and children alike. 

So, why not pick up a copy of Crooked Arrows this week and spent quality time with your family, while enjoying this heartwarming film?

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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