‘Concussion’ Trailer Finds Will Smith Fighting the NFL

By August 31, 2015
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Will Smith managed to defy all expectations when he first began his movie career. After a successful career as a musician and recording artist, along with being the lead of the hit sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, no one really knew what to expect in his future. While many would have expected him to continue to work in the TV and music world, he began to appear in more and more films and successfully transitioned from sitcom star, into one of the more charismatic action stars of the industry at the time.

However, his career has fallen into a bit of a slump over the past few years. After constantly working with his kids and family members began to weight down on his career, it looks like Smith may be detaching himself and beginning to focus more on reviving his career before its too late. With Suicide Squad next year hopefully putting him one step closer to being the movie star he once was, it looks like Will Smith is entering into a “make or break” phase of his career.

A new trailer for his next film has debuted online today though, called Concussion. The film features Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a brilliant surgeon who made the first discovered of CTE, a brain injury caused by football, and fought the NFL in order for the truth to be known. Check out the full trailer below:

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world.”

The film definitely looks intriguing, and Smith in particular looks to be at the top of his game. He’s surrounded by some incredibly talented supporting players as well including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Albert Brooks, and more. With it set to be released right around the end of the year as well, it’s highly likely that this might be gathering some serious attention for itself come Awards season next year.

Smith has shown he can shine in heavy, dramatic roles before with films like Ali or even The Pursuit of Happiness, and it’s pretty clear that this film has the potential to have a positive or negative effect on his career moving forward. Whether or not the movie fails or succeeds though is one thing, but there’s no denying that Will Smith is choosing some interesting roles as of late. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if they end up being the right roles though.

Concussion is set to be released on December 25th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Student of Alchemy

    Somebody, some reviewer, some critic will make a “banging my head against a wall” analogy. It is inevitable

    This looks interesting, but I’m confident that a documentary would convey more visceral emotion. This is a real, ongoing drama that continues to be played out. This movie seems designed to be a part of that story, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but that will probably leave the significance of its narrative waning with the passage of time.

    • http://GeekNation.com/ GeekNation

      Agreed. Almost impossible to have a true finality. I’d definitely watch a doc.