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DVD Review: “Invincible”

(Walt Disney Home Video, 2006. Color. Widescreen. 1 Disc. 104 minutes. Rated PG.) Directed by Ericson Core. Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks.

Sure, it’s predictable and a bit hackneyed. But that’s not the reason you’re watching this movie, right? You’re expecting a nitty-gritty story about an underdog fighting his way through adversity and living his dream, and this film does an okay job of that. The story is solid enough and the setting is shot in beautiful browns and golds, but you never really get a feel for Mark Wahlberg’s character. He’s not given many lines, and he only really comes alive on the field. This is in direct contrast to the real Vince Papale, who is, as shown in the featurette “Becoming Invincible: The Vince Papale Story,” a very vibrant and energetic man. However, once you get to the in-game action at the end of movie, you can’t help but get swept up in the energy of it all. Also included are two sets of commentaries, one featuring the director and the editor, and the other featuring the producer, the writer and Vince himself.

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