Movies Watched -- The Dark Horse

Added on by C. Maoxian.

124 minutes long so at least 24 to 34 minutes too long. A W.D. By movie (written and directed by the same person). It started off well. About a mentally ill Maori guy (New Zealand) ... one-time chess champion. You feel bad for him, mental illness is no joke. I was not aware of the whole Maori underclass thing, so that was enlightening. "Genesis" ends up finding some purpose in life by coaching a chess club for poor Maori kids. 

There are some good lines, some good scenes, but it ran too long. And it was kind of hit you over the head preachy in the end. I loved it at first, then only started liking it, and by the end, I wasn't that thrilled with it. If you're interested in mental illness, the Maori underclass, or chess, you might want to see it ... otherwise avoid it.

 A king for a king

A king for a king