12 Mighty Orphan’s may be the finest family-oriented movie to come post pandemic so far. Starring a game Luke Wilson in a role that he has not done a whole lot of before being a serious role not in a horror movie ala No Vacancy. The story will also sit well with the crowd that loves Disney’s Remember the Titans.
The story itself about 12 orphans in an orphanage around the great depression in an uplifting movie may be a hard-sell nowadays, especially with the outlash of making a movie about Greenbook into a comedy. 12 Mighty Orphans never misses a step in its storytelling. You must give credit to the researcher for this project, also the writers who gave 12 Mighty Orphans a compelling story from start to finish.
Luke Wilson also delivers one of the best performances in his career about a happy go lucky coach like Ted Lasso and possibly the faith of the coach could be recently inspired by real life coach Dabo Swinney, while this is all a true story, everything surrounding the coach he is performing is real. You cannot say what inspired it about current coaches, but one cannot help but notice similarities.
The rest of the cast is also game for the film, including stand out cameo from comedian Ron White in a serious sheriff role that he should do more often. Martin Sheen was also fantastic as Doc Hall as well as the legendary Robert Duvall as Mason Hawk is a treat to watch on screen. All the orphans also shine.
Overall, 12 Mighty Orphans is the perfect movie to get your family back to the movies in a movie that is not racy at all for a PG-13 story. It will put a smile on your face and make you cry all at the same time. Theirs is not a whole lot 12 Mighty Orphans can do wrong.
Overall grade: 3.5/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar