23 Blast – Tail of courage and perseverance

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“Nobody knows why bad things happen to good people.” One minute, you can see everything clearly around you. The next it’s all black because you have been blinded.

“Nobody knows why bad things happen to good people.” One minute, you can see everything clearly around you. The next it’s all black because you have been blinded. You have had a goal for life, a great career waiting for you but it is demolished in one minute. That is exactly what happened to Travis Freeman. The movie “23 Blast” tells us his story.

Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) and Jerry Baker (Bram Hoover) have been playing football on the same team since they were in the pee-wee league, where they would connect on long passes. Everybody knew that they were going to have a bright future in football. Now, and this is the big deal; both of them have to help Corbin High to make it to the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. Then, all of a sudden, the devastating tragedy happens. Travis Freeman gets a serious eye infection, which the doctors can’t cure. The infection gets worse and then one morning, Travis wakes up only to find out that he is blind. While Travis is pondering on about what to do and slowly making a recovery, the Corbin football team is sinking and tempers are rising. It would take a miracle to get Corbin High back into the playoffs but it would take an even bigger miracle to get Travis back on the field.

“23 Blast” directed by Dylan Baker is an inspiring movie because it shows how one moment can change an entire life. Kids that know a lot about football would really enjoy this movie because this movie is based off of a true story in Kentucky about a football player. I would recommend this movie for kids 11+ who love to play sports as well as watch them. For people that don’t play sports, this movie shows how important it is to pursue a goal. There is some teen drinking in this movie so I would recommend watching it for the first time with a parent. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.