Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kings Ransom

Kings Ransom is the first entry into ESPN's 30 for 30, and details the trade between the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers in which The Great One left his home country for the bright lights of L.A. The film, directed by Peter Berg, details how the trade reinvigorated hockey in L.A. and America in general, but it is mainly about the loss the people of Edmonton faced and the dent it put into their team and their town-a prospect the people of Cleveland are staring dead in the eye right at this minute. Like most of the other entries in this series, this is a very fine entry, blending interviews and footage.