Film Preview: Brian Banks (2019)

Page Revisions:

(June 23, 2019) Original
(August 18, 2019) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

August 9, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A football player’s dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: Dull colors and exploitative premise just don’t fly.

Trailer Rating: C / C+

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Review: (#1) The trailer is cut in such a way as to downplay the White Savior elements of this premise. By highlighting the black character’s attempts to redefine himself on his own, it almost succeeds in differentiating itself, but the end result is just as middling as The Blind Side and its ilk.

(#2) Dialing back the sense of White Savior the first trailer presented, the second doesn’t do much better in highlighting the lead character’s plight and setting expectations of being a potent, motivating tale.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1


Trailer #2

Posters



Poster #1

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