Will Smith tackles the NFL’s head Injuries in the trailer for Concussion. View trailer below.
Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and fought for the truth to be known. Concussion is based on the David vs. Goliath journey of Dr. Omalu, who treats the football-related brain trauma of a pro player while fighting to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, Omalu’s quest humanizes the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports but also by people who challenge the status quo as it exposes the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of sports.
While the trailer might be just “okay”, the movie’s premise (which is based on a true story) is very, very interesting and something that should be dicussed and examined. Sure, somethings might be embellished, but probably will tell something that’s very palapable. I can hardly have a feeling that NFl organization will not like this movie (making them out to be badguy in the feature), but the movie seems to be aiming for being a oscar contender.
Concussion comes to theaters later this year on Christimas Day (December 25th, 2015)