As you all probably know by now, I’m totally in love with going to the cinema and watching as many amazing movies as possible. I basically live in my local cinema, to be honest.
So, today I went out to see another movie – Concussion. First of all I need to tell you that I’m a huuuuge fan of movies that are based on a true story. I don’t know why, but knowing that the story you are watching on that screen and that you are living for those 2 hours truly happened changes literally everything. Every scene has so much more power, every event that happens means so much more, it just pushes the whole movie to a completely different level.
And yeah, Concussion is based on a true story. So, what’s the movie about?
Concussion is all about Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a Nigerian forensic pathologist, who discovers a special brain damage called chronic traumatic encephalopathy – short CTE – which professional football players suffer and in the movie also die and commit suicide from. Of course we wants to tell the world about his discovery, but the National Football League (NFL) tries its hardest to stop him from doing that. And of course the inevitable can’t be prevented and it comes to a fight between the doctor, who just wants to tell the truth, and the million dollar company, which would do everything to protect their so beloved sport.
Overall, I’m sure Concussion is one of the best movies of 2016. Will Smith totally rocks his role and I couldn’t be happier to have him back on the big screen – I always had the opinion that Will is one of the best actors out there. Apart from that, the story is highly interesting. I’m sure you all know those moments when you’re sitting in the cinema and watching a movie but suddenly you completely lose every attention and can’t concentrate on the movie anymore. At least I know that too well. But this time, that never happened. In fact, I could’t get enough of it, I soaked up every small detail of the story, like a sponge.
The whole concept of the movie is amazing from the beginning until the very end. From the start you sympathize with Dr. Bennet, the kinda weird, but cute, doctor, who speaks with his “patients” – dead people, ofc – in order to find out what happened to them. And then you just get completely caught up in the fight between the truth and the lies.
So, in conclusion, I can only recommend that movie with all of my heart and my love for movies. If any of you get the chance to watch the movie in the cinema in the next few weeks, trust me and go and watch it – I’ll leave the link for trailer down below. If you like movies with some sort of dramatic aspect and movies which are based on a true story, this one is the perfect pick for you. So, have fun with the movie and as always, thanks for reading. x