The film shows how Jordan’s father trained a very young Michael in the art of baseball, and how his father’s untimely death led Michael to stop playing basketball and briefly return to baseball as a way of getting in touch with his father. “He was my best friend and he knew everything about me,” Jordan said of his father. “I know he’s with me. I have all the life lessons and teachings he provided me in the 30 years I was around him.”
Through showing how much care and love Jordan’s parents provided him, the film provides the strong foundation it takes to build a heroic figure. Further images of his growing serenity and self control – which the film partially credits to the Zen influence of his last coach, Phil Jackson – completes the development of this basketball hero in a way that goes beyond his sport alone.
The man and the story of the man already build a bigger-than-life picture of a heroic figure, but when that image is put on the bigger-than-life IMAX screen with its special sound system, you can’t help being blown away. Add some of the special technology used in The Matrix, and you are transported to a new realm that will have you wishing that this film were longer than 45 minutes.
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