Good day to you ladies and gents time for my first trailer review in ages and today I’ll be talking about a film I’ve been wanting to see more from for a while now, Concussion.
Check out the trailer below:
So my thoughts after seeing trailer? I’m down, I like it.
This is a film I’ve been following for a while now since the initial premise was put online, but since there wasn’t nearly as much attention on this film as there was Will Smith’s last film, Focus, I wasn’t sure if it was going to see any proper marketing. But FINALLY there’s some footage for this film and I have to say I’m hyped and intrigued. I love films based on true events, especially those where that have corruption and truth being withheld, and this film looks like it has that. This film looks like it’ll be a drama with some thriller elements as well, and I’m sure that it’ll be an emotional journey and I would hope that filmmakers have made the film informative and handles subject matter with care.
I’m just really interested in seeing Will Smith in a serious film again. Smith is a great actor who’s known primarily for his humour, but unless you’re a film fan of the older variety, you’ll probably not have seen some of Smith more serious work. Ali, Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds are the best examples of Smith going into some pretty dramatic territories and demonstrating that he’s someone to be taken seriously. Some people have forgotten how good he is an actor after the likes of After Earth, and this film looks like Smith is going hard in this role. But I think the main talking point of this trailer will be Smith’s accent. As Dr. Bennet Omalu, Smith is doing a Nigerian accent (at least that’s what I’ve heard its supposed to be) and at first it was distracting and hard to adjust to, but I think I’ll get over when the film comes out. I think this will be the make or break aspect for some, as there are already talk online about the authenticity of Smith’s accent, to me it sounds a little off, but sometimes it can be legit and I just don’t know any better. Another thing to note, Will Smith sometimes has a habit of being seen as just Will Smith (similar to what happens to Tom Cruise), but here I just see the character he is playing, he is deep into this role and I’m convinced he’ll turn in a good performance. Besides all my gushing about Smith, I also LOVE the fact that Alec Baldwin is in this film. Baldwin, regardless of his status in the public eye, has done really great work in film and TV and I really like the guy in most things that I see him in and it looks like he’ll be great here too.
In conclusion Concussion looks pretty good. It looks super dramatic, has a great cast and a story that has me intrigued. I hope this film is good and will be seen by enough people.
So have you seen the trailer for Concussion and if so what did you think of it? Are you down with Smith’s accent or is it not convincing enough for you? Please be sure to comment below and I’ll see you on the next review, laters! 😀