Invictus is Latin for unconquerable. And it’s also an interesting move about the co-operation between Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaard in preparing the team and the country to win the Rugby World Cup in 1995.
What I liked about the movie was the portrayal of Nelson Mandela as an evolved soul in manifestation, if you’ll excuse the phrase with all of its problems. Morgan Freeman did a fine job of accessing this quality within himself. There was a lot of rugby and a lot of focus on Mandela’s time in prison. I enjoyed watching how Mandela used the emotions and attachments of the nation to bring in an aspect of the country’s soul. Perhaps this contrast was unintentional, but this was precisely what made it interesting to watch.