Richard Jewel (2019) is the upcoming Clint Eastwood’s movie based on the true story featuring the heroic security guard, elevated initially as the hero and later reported as the major culprit behind the bombing incident at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Richard Jewell 2019 film review

Clint Eastwood once again takes charge in an attempt to glorify the unsung American hero who went through the harshest of circumstances virtually impossible to face for anyone with average nerves. But here we are talking about a hero, celebrated first for saving lives of the victims of the bombing incident but later suspected as the partner in crime, mainly because of the manipulative representation of media.

After The Mule, The 15:17 to Paris, Sully, and American Sniper, the director, Clint Eastwood is anticipating yet another huge success with the release of Richard Jewell on December 13, 2019. The best part, once more, about Eastwood’s film is that the focus remains on the ordinary individuals and real-life heroes. The movie seems to carry the real American emotion and patriotism face to face against the ever-scheming media and men who matter.

Clint Eastwood Richard Jewell

The theme and format of Richard Jewell seem pretty similar to that of Sully. Even the plot is similar, an ordinary man becomes a hero for a while and then put on trial at the hands of authorities and the press. Sully generated $241 million but don’t forget that the big name, Tom Hanks, was partially responsible for this success. Despite the fact that Tom Hanks isn’t playing a role in the upcoming Eastwood’s film but we can’t underestimate the Warner Bros. Let’s hope Richard Jewell shines to illuminates Eastwood’s lifelong efforts in the industry.

Billy Ray (the screenwriter) and Eastwood decided to take a different approach contrary to that of All the President’s Men in which free press is praised for being noble. Eastwood portrays free press as a reckless, immoral, and corrupt institution. Richard Jewell, the protagonist, has no clue whatsoever about the quickly erupting circumstances making life difficult for him by each passing hour.

The script seems well balanced. The trailer suggests that Richard Jewell is a Mama’s boy and he finds no clue of escaping or fighting against the ruthless occurrences. Yes, he studies the penal code ‘every night’. He loves spending most of his time at the shooting range to boast of his gun collection. His mom, Bobi, loves him a lot and she seems the only one trying to lift Jewell’s spirit in the need of the hour.

Richard Jewell is basically the story of the guy who initially seems to be destined for an unnoticed, non-entity, a life that does stand a chance of making a mark on the society. But then things take a sudden turn on July 27, during a musical performance. A warning call alarms the Centennial Olympic Park of the possible bombing. He is none else but Jewell who jumps in and begins to clear the area. Minutes later, the pipe bomb goes off that injures 110 and kills two (one at the spot and another later). Jewell becomes the hero for his zealous attempt that saves many lives by acting just in time.

Richard Jewell 2019 release date

Thanksgiving and appreciation weren’t even completed when everything went quiet. Someone suspects Jewell and calls the FBI in an attempt to trigger the suspicion against the overnight hero. Jewel quickly takes the road from being the savior to the suspected villain. Kathy Scruggs, the real-life reporter for Atlanta Journal-Constitution (now deceased) has been criticized in the movie for receiving bombshell tip in exchange for sexual favor to Tom Shaw (FBI honcho). Some reviewers criticize the depiction of the deceased reporter who lives no more to defend herself. This seems to be the only, but highly serious, criticism on Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell.

Jewell is the center of discussion on all TV channels and print media. His life turns into the living hell and the FBI is visiting his apartment frequently in an attempt to find any clue whatsoever. Jewell’s gun collection intensifies the situation as the authorities take him as the most fitting individual they are trying to hunt down.

Jewel has to find a way out, maybe a highly smart attorney. How he manages to earn back the respect and honor he deserves? You’ll have to wait till December 13, 2019.

Richard Jewel 2019 – Credits

  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Production: 75 Year Plan, Appian Way, Misher Films, Malpaso
  • Distributor: Warner Bros.
  • Cast: Kathy Bates, Sam Rockwell, Hon Hamm, Nina Arianda, Olivia Wilde, Ian Gomez, Paul Walter Hauser, Wayne Duvall
  • Screenwriter: Billy Ray – inspired by Marie Brenner’s  American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell
  • Producers: Clint Eastwood, Kevin Misher, Tim Moore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jessica Meier, Jennifer Davisson

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The game becomes rewarding when is successfully overwhelms your experiences. Planet Zoo is one of those simulation games that appeal through meaningful directions.

It’s a Challenging Game

You must excel in all areas and this is what makes Planet Zoo a challenging simulation. Being thrown next to the lions lets you realize that point-scoring isn’t really the only concern. For instance, if the visitors feel that the animals are not being properly taken care of, they don’t shy off protesting against your management and they really do it in an outrageous manner.

Planet Zoo simulator


The toughest of challenges is that the customers tend to become hostile by showing criminal attributes if they feel that the place is not really enjoyable. Planet Zoo also keeps you worried about the animal’s behavior. They always seem to look for something and are foxy enough to find a way on the wrong side of the fence by somehow escaping the barriers. You have to invest enough to make sure that the barriers remain well in shape to hold the animals inside.

Plenty to Look After

There is plenty to take care of, you have to make the right and wise decisions to maintain the balance. On the one side, you have to feed the animals well and on the other hand, you need to keep the visitors happy so that the profit doesn’t fall over time.

Planet Zoo PC Game

Obviously, most of the resources are consumed to keep the animals in good shape and calm enough to show no signs of frustration or weakness. You also behave like an animal researcher to know the natural tendencies of these animals depending on the species. For instance, you got to have the exact knowledge of the suitable temperature, topography, and the type of toys to keep the animals busy, active, and agile. Like us, animals also need physical activity which they do a lot in the jungle but when in a confined space, you have to provide them with something that increases their curiosity.

Realistic Approach

Planet Zoo is strikingly realistic when it comes to the conditioning and requirements. For instance, even if you adopt the ideal breed, there always remains a chance of drastic change. Buying a high-priced timber wolf pair could appear profitable because of a higher fertility rate but the cost stops you from bringing in other animals. It is an example of a situation where decision making becomes highly critical.

Planet Zoo Timber Wolf

Animal care is the primary concern since you have to invest a lot to maintain a higher level of care. This is essential to keep the visitors happy and calm and avoid any chances of protest.

Planet Zoo – Variety of Animals

You have an extensive range of species you could opt for including Japanese Macaques and Komodo Dragons. But first, you have to learn about their behavior, the conditions they like, and the food they need. At this point, this simulation game shows signs of boredom. To achieve anticipated success, you are forced to regularly revisit the Zoopedia. The twist is that the Zoopedia keeps getting updated with new details, sometimes rejecting the previously accepted hypothesis.

Planet Zoo Tiger


The specificity and detailing have impressed me by far than any other feature. But the problem is that the detailing is in the form of boring textbook style. It eats up most of your head and this is where Planet Zoo tends to lose grip of its fascination.

There is Good Lesson Though!

I like the fact that the developers have tried their best to spread a great message. The game encourages conservation though the release of animals back where they actually belong to. By contributing to animal conservation, you receive bonuses and incentives.

The game lets you come up with cool ideas about designing your zoo. You have the option to customize the zoo as per your strategy. You could run a marketing campaign, train your staff, and set the most suitable price to attract more and more visitors. But it is challenging at the same time because you have too many options and you need to properly manage the investment keeping in mind the return in the future. It basically walks you through trial and test phases and only then you get to realize what exactly needs to be done and which options are practically useless.

The Drawback

With so many customization features and options, you basically get confused because Planet Zoo lacks adequate guidance.

Planet Zoo protest

Things often become complicated and chaos becomes inevitable. The only way to learn is the experimentation and evaluation of the results. You fail once, try something different, fail again, and it goes on.


Planet Zoo is challenging, not fully entertaining but still not useless. I’d rate it 7.2/10. I hope that the upgrade on this simulation game comes with an adequate guide and the research stuff becomes more interactive than just being a boring textbook style.