Concussion (2016): Superb drama about the importance of the truth.

What is it about?

Dr. Omalu, a Nigerian scientist with a ridiculous amount of diplomas and accomplishments, reveals the truth about professional football players suffering severe brain damage during their career due to repeated concussions that rarely get treated appropriately.

It seems that multiple blows to the head received from monstrous, bear-like athletes is not good for your brain. Dr. Bennet Omalu is the only one that has the balls to say it out loud.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

Yes. Especially if you have a son who trains football so he can see what type of brain damage can he expect if he becomes a pro.  But maybe it’s not such a good idea. He might get discouraged, quit football, and bring shame to your family.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

Not really. It’s a drama about brain damage so…

  • Who should watch it?

Anyone who likes football, Will Smith, and brain damage. At least two out of those three is recommended. Oh, and parents who want their sons to be football professionals.

 What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

No. Nothing funny about it really. Will Smith’s Nigerian accent, maybe.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

No. Unless you are one of those football pros suffering from brain damage.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

Yes. If you have a Nigerian accent, Americans won’t take you seriously even if you have more diplomas than an average town in America.

  • Is it based on something?

Yes. It’s based on a true story.

It’s a great movie, but hardly a must-see.

Similar movies like “Concussion”?

To be recommended.

Judgment time!

“Concussion” is a powerful drama about a scientist who refused to stand down. He was ridiculed, discriminated, and threatened. Not even his vast knowledge of the subject was not enough to be taken seriously. Only through immense perseverance and courage was he able to get the truth out in the open. Will Smith did a very good job portraying Dr. Omalu.

Most of the people claim they want the truth but very few of them like the flavor when it’s served to them. Such was the case with this story. Everyone working in the football industry claimed that the players’ health is a no.1 priority. However, only a handful was ready to admit that playing football has a bad influence on the players’ brain.

I know that a lot of people work in the football industry and that they and their families depend on it but god damn it, truth has to be spoken no matter what it is. Dr. Omalu knew that and his courage was what inspired “Concussion”. I give this movie 8/10.

 

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