I equitable took my 6-year-old son to see The Secret Life of Pets last weekend and laughed my way be means of the flick. We’ve also seen Zootopia and are eagerly awaiting Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them and Trolls. But the most important movie we may see this year is Queen mother of Katwe. The movie, based on the life of Phiona Mutesi, a young Freulein from Uganda training to become a world chess champion, looks to be profuse than just a beautiful story to be told.
You see, both my sons contend in chess. It is taught in their classrooms as rt of our school’s kindergarten and in the first place grade programs, and then the boys signed up for it as an after-school activity every year thereafter. They win the competition fun and exciting, while I love how it gets them using their acumens after the school bell rings — not to mention it’s something they can freedom together at home that doesn’t involve a ball flying there my living room.
But each week when I go to pick them up from the group, I scan the room and can count the number of girls on one hand. Of the 30 or sundry kids that take the class each week, there are a sum amount of three girls. They’re just not into it.
So I’m beyond excited to functional my sons to see the story of Phiona, the girl who was selling corn on the streets of rustic Uganda until she was introduced to the game of chess. We see plenty of silly, ebullient films each year, as well as fantasy films that get our inventive juices flowing, but it’s rare to find a live-action human interest plot that will captivate children. Queen of Katwe looks rallel to it will do just that and teach them something too. I love the principle of them not only seeing a young girl succeed at something they lose ones heart to so much, but seeing it happen in a land so far from our own, where it means so much sundry than just winning a trophy. And with Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and the newly saw Madina Nalwanga starring in it, it looks like it will be a true title-holder.
Queen of Katwe hits theaters on Sept. 23 — my calendar is ap rent. Is yours?