Two films out this week with Mike Tyson, the former Heavyweight Champion of the World.
One is The Hangover which is being touted as the comedy of the summer. From the trailers and what not it looks like a check-your-brain-at-the-door-and-have-fun film.
The second one is a movie I had the pleasure to preview last week at the Bytowne Theatre, Rideau and King Edward, in Ottawa.
Tyson is a powerful visit with a man who was the greatest fighter to ever lace them on, becoming champion before he was legal to drink and then, then, let it all go away. Along with 400 million dollars, Mr. Tyson lost three years of his life to the Indiana Penal System, a marriage, a multitude of relationships yet has survived.
The film, which will be shown from the 10th of June 'til the 13th at the Bytowne, is at once at powerful, introspective and unapologetic view of what truly was a misappropriation of a man who had talents of a mythical proportion.
Whether you are a boxing fan or, like me, not, this film is a must see.