Excellent! I can't believe this film didn't get any Academy nominations! (correct me if I'm wrong)
Concussion is a Bio-Pic set in the early 2000's. The film starts off with one NFL player giving a rousing speech about the game and teamwork. Well, eventually these players start going insane, crazy, killing themselves. Will Smith plays Dr. Omalu, a pathologist who first discovered that repeated head trauma has a lasting effects on a person. He publishes his findings and the NFL didn't like that too much. So now, we have Dr. Omalu vs the NFL
For starters, the acting in this film was spot-on! Will Smith did an excellent job in portraying Dr. Omalu. Here's one thing to note in his role, is that Will Smith has an accent. Now, an accent is something that either makes or breaks a portrayal of a character. At first, and maybe it's because I'm used to hearing Will Smith with his charismatic voice, his accent kinda through me off-gaurd. But eventually, you'll forget that he even has an accent since it sounds so natural and well-acted. The supporting character of Albert Brooks was awesome. He added a bit of humor/wit at times where things are just so serious, he added something different to the film without comprising the whole narrative--his character perfectly contributed to making the whole film more enjoyable.
I just like how the movie is about this one guy taking on a NFL, which basically is company that is so large they own a day of the week. And since it's such a recent event, I'm pretty sure most of the people in the NFL are still a bit bitter on the who ordeal. So props to the film makers--that's some balls of steel right there.
Although, there were parts of the movies, where you can't help but think "Oh, I think I read that on an article" and some of the scenes were kinda just put in there since it is a biographical picture, so they just have to put that in there since that's what happened in real life. But there was this one scene, where you can just feel the pain of Dr. Omalu, the way the NFL just crushed this man's hopes and dreams just because he did the right thing. NFL is a douche.
Overall, the movie was well-acted and you can feel the gravity of the situation throughout the film. Though there were times were it felt like a Wikipedia page was acted out (acted out excellently btw), Concussion was still a pretty solid picture. Can't help but wonder why Will Smith didn't get an Academy Nomination, or the film getting any nomination at all.
Watch the trailer here.
Highest-rated movies based on votes
|Jessica Jones--Things I loved and hated [Spoilers].|
|Submitted by srabble02 to px/streaming.|
|9 Comments | Share|