Hey everyone, Jack Drees here. If you haven’t been living under a rock throughout February, you’d probably already know that Super Bowl 51 recently took place. It was a big game indeed, you’ve got the Patriots, with a quarterback that everybody hates, but at the same time a lot of people love, going for his fifth Super Bowl win, and you’ve got the Falcons, trying to finally bring at least a single Super Bowl trophy back to Atlanta. After this Super Bowl, I happen to know many people who have considered this to be the greatest Super Bowl of all time, and quite possibly the greatest comeback in sports history. Also, it may bring some relief to Tom Brady (left), who despite winning Super Bowl 49 2 years ago, thanks to a surprise interception by Malcom Butler (right) which made him New England’s hero of the night, has had a tough ride getting to this Super Bowl. He was accused of using balls that weren’t properly inflated during a game, which if you want to know my thoughts on that, I believe the balls were inflated properly, and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan of the Patriots. Brady also had to spend over a year going to court until finally in 2016 he received a 4 game suspension during the previous regular season. So seeing the Patriots win the Super Bowl not only made Brady and his team happy, but it also was successful revenge against Roger Goodell (commissioner of NFL). If you don’t know who Roger Goodell is, the reaction that certain Patriots fans would give when they hear his name is probably the same reaction John Oliver would give when hearing Sepp Blatter’s (former president of FIFA) name. With all that being said, Malcom Butler may as well be considered by many to be Super Bowl 49’s sneak attacker, and Tom Brady may as well be considered by many to be Super Bowl 51’s winningest winner, I am trying to come up with a good analogy, it’s really hard, forgive me. What’s next for these two? These two are gonna have movies made about them.
In case you ever cared to know, I live in New England, and I honestly don’t give a flying crap on a cracker about football. However, if there’s one team I’d force myself to root for, that team would be the New England Patriots.
If you want to call me a loser, do it all you want, I don’t care. You don’t have to like the Patriots. I just recently mentioned I don’t like football so it’s not like I’m the type of guy who goes to Buffalo Wild Wings every Sunday with his friends to watch the game, so I’m not gonna start a brawl against you. If it makes you feel better in any way, I’m wondering if these movies should even exist in the first place, and I’m willing to bet you’re wondering the same.
I mean, to me, these are interesting stories, and I bet in due time, these will be remembered and revered by a number of generations to come. But do they really need to be brought to the big screen this instant? I don’t think so. If you don’t follow football, a lot of people view the New England Patriots as the football equivalent to the New York Yankees. They just keep on winning and people hate them for it. I will say, if there were one movie that I think would relate to audiences more, it would be the Malcolm Butler movie. The problem I have with this Tom Brady movie idea is that Tom Brady at this point, is like Superman. He leads a powerful team with an iron fist with a big ego. Sure, he is a nice person from what I can imagine, but he’s incredibly well known, and not to mention super rich. If you have ever seen the movie “Cinderella Man,” the reason why that underdog story works, at least to me, is that it took place during the Great Depression. This gave me time to sympathize towards main character of the film and his family too. If you take the wealthy Tom Brady, along with his wife who also happens to make a ton of money, the story itself doesn’t really become as relatable. Malcolm Butler however, is not as rich or as well known when it comes to football. The thing although that makes me think his movie’s a dumb idea is the whole Deflategate controversy. The news about it was starting around the time of Super Bowl 49 and that probably brought in some more people who viewed the Patriots as the Empire from “Star Wars.” I will say that the idea of a Tom Brady is although worse.
I mentioned recently, Super Bowl 51 is argued amongst many people to be the greatest comeback in sports history. However to many other people, it is quite possibly considered to be a very big f*ck you. The Atlanta Falcons has never won a championship, so imagine how they must be feeling right now. A lot of people who watched the Super Bowl rooted for the underdog and quite possibly felt disappointed by the Falcons getting beaten. In fact, I might even consider this to be just like the 2016 US presidential election. A majority of people was hoping Hillary Clinton would win (look at the popular vote) while the electoral college wanted Donald Trump. I’m not gonna give my thoughts on the election, but I’ll say this, to make this even more like the 2016 election, I saw multiple tweets after the Super Bowl saying stuff like “Atlanta won the popular vote.” It just goes to show you, that despite the Patriots, along with Tom Brady himself, happening to achieve something so tremendous and rare, they still get lots of hate from hardcore football followers. I’m not saying the idea of this movie should be terminated entirely, but I am saying that this movie isn’t a good idea right now, and the idea of a Malcolm Butler film isn’t that much better. Maybe the idea could be revisited years from now, lets say if the Patriots hate stops, or when the Falcons finally win a championship, I don’t know. Only time will tell.
I do want to know however, what are your thoughts on a Malcolm Butler or Tom Brady movie related to the past two Patriots related Super Bowls? Leave a comment! Also, if you are interested, be sure to check out my review for “John Wick: Chapter 2,” I’ll have a link to the review posted for you to check out if you want to read it, and be sure to stay tuned for more reviews. Scene Before is your click to the flicks!
“JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2” REVIEW: https://scenebefore.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/john-wick-chapter-2-two-times-the-wickedness/