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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

CONCUSSION

CONCUSSION

Trailer         

 Synopsis

Whilst performing an autopsy on a former NFL football player Mike Webster, forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu makes a discovery of neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease, for which he names as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and publishes in a medical journal. As more athletes experience the same diagnosis, the doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness that come with football-related head trauma

Cinema

Sky Cinema

Run Time

Two hours, Three minutes (2h 3m)

Movie Rating

59%

Age Rating

12 (Biography / Drama / Sport / Language / Some Disturbing Images)

Cast

Dr. Bennet Omalu – Will Smith
Dr. Julian Bailes – Alec Baldwin
Prema Mutiso – Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Dr. Cyril Wecht – Albert Brooks
Mike Webster – David Morse
Young Mike Webster – Ben McDonnell
Joseph Maroon – Arliss Howard
Daniel Sullivan – Mike O’Malley
Steven T. DeKosky – Eddie Marsan
Christopher Jones – Hill Harper
Dave Duerson – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Dr. Ron Hamilton – Stephen Moyer
Andre Waters – Richard T. Jones
Dr. Elliot Pellman – Paul Reiser
Roger Goodell – Luke Wilson
Gracie – Sara Lindsey
Justin Strzelczyk – Matthew Willig
Keana Strzelczyk – Bitsie Tulloch

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Yes (Before Credits)

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, the death rate keeps on climbing in UK (1,820 at the time of this writing), Joe Biden officially became the next President of the United States today, the Pfizer vaccine is found to be “effective” against the new COVID-19 strain, nearly four million people in the UK have received the first dose of COVID 19 vaccine and many entitled drivers are still ignoring basic road rules, like van drivers forcing cars onto pavements on a priority road for which the van drivers did not have the right of way “Face palm”

AS OF 18/01/21 AT 04:00, ALL TRAVEL CORRIDORS ARE SUSPENDED. IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE UK, IRELAND, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OR THE ISLE OF MAN, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST.

The current countries where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal (includes Madeira and the Azores), Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO THE UK FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COUNTRIES, YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS, UNLESS YOU ARE A BRITISH / IRISH NATIONAL OR THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL WITH RESIDENCE RIGHTS, IN WHICH CASE YOU WILL NEED ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS ON ARRIVAL (INCLUDES HOUSEHOLD)

Review: To be honest, I was not expecting Will Smith’s sudden “Nigerian” accent. I have watched a lot of his movies and become accustomed to his voice, to the point where it is expected, like in Bad Boys For Life. After pulling myself away from another newly released episode of Attack on Titan which gave me chills (in a good way), movies based on true stories / real life events usually get my attention. However, I watched the entire Ballers series and realised that if you’re going up against a franchise like the NFL, it would be better as story telling not limited by a movie which has invited controversies. But still worth watching if you’re a Will Smith fan. 

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