Nowadays when you say sports films you don’t only think about the athletes. The main characters are seen as a manager or coach or the like. We were used to see a young Kevin Costner as an athlete in films in 80’s and 90’s, for example in Bull Durham, For Love of the Game and Tin Cup.
But now we are not shocked to see an older Costner playing in a sports film. Just like we see Brad Pitt in Moneyball or Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane along with not-so-young Harrison Ford joining him on the screen.
Draft Day is a new film of Kevin Costner, where, as one can easily guess, the scenario depicts the NFL drafts. In this film physical strength is not the important quality the main character enjoys. The exclusive aspect of the main character is how he talks well, fast and convincingly, making all agree with him. Just like a lawyer.
The athletes on the white screen have become much more than muscles, deserving their much awaited respect.