Of The Game (2016/Sony DVD)
B Sound: C+ Extras: D Film: B
1956, and after MVP basketball star Delyle Condie's fiancee cheats on
him and leaves him at the alter, Delyle (Aaron Jakubenko) becomes
depressed and to become a missionary Down Under. But when the
Olympics happens in Australia, they are in desperate need of coach
and someone to teach them how to play the game. Can Delyle somehow
find a way to not only preach the word of god to the people and
return to the game he once loved?
on a true story, J. D. Scott's Spirit Of The Game (2016)
portrays Condie losing the love of his life as he decides to give up
his life to God and become a Mormon priest to the people of
Australia. They soon learn in order to break cultural barriers the
key to it is sports and when the Olympics are held in Australia that
year, they need a basketball star to help their team. Delyle sees it
as chance to not only connect with the locals, but step onto the
world stage once more, but then they are challenged by French team
would will do anything to win, including cheating against the rules
with unsportsman-like behavior.
was a heart warming sports movie about how man loses his way and then
finds his path again (God works in mysterious ways), he gives up
basketball to become a priest only to discover his 'basketball' is
the key to preaching and spreading the word of God. They were once
outcasts but then they became the heroes to a country that wasn't
even theirs. Kevin Sorbo also stars.
anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 looks good enough, but
the lossy English 5.1 Dolby Digital track has its ups and downs more
than it should and can be weak. A Behind The Scenes featurette is
the only extra.