Documentary 2 Review

The documentary I chose to do my second review on is another ESPN special called “The Fab Five” made in 2011.  The fab five was a group of 5 college students who attended the University of Michigan in the 1990’s and made a huge impact on the world.  Their names were Chris Weber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.  These students were adored by the media, and brought the world of college sports something no one had ever seen before – individuality, attitude, and swagger.  This documentary highlights the recruitment, glory days, cultural impact, and notorious scandal surrounding these young men that was seen by the world.  What I loved about this documentary was the way in which the director depicted each one of these mens lives.  Turning them each into an international icon even when most of the spotlight was only around 2 or 3 of them, most of the time only 1 or 2.  I also love how the documentary was able to reveal truthful information never yet seen by the world such as the attitude that these men had towards a Duke team prior to their 1992 championship game.  This served to be very controversial information at the time and caused a big stir in the sports world.  Most of all I loved how this documentary was able to spotlight a time of a group of outspoken kids who brought baggy shorts and individual independent style to their team, their university, and to basketball.