Things fall apart review

Okonkwo is a respected and influential leader within the Igbo community of Umuofia in eastern Nigeria. He first earns personal fame and distinction, and brings honor to his village, when he defeats Amalinze the Cat in a wrestling contest. He often borrowed money and then squandered it on palm-wine and merrymaking with friends.

Things fall apart review

I read the plot for the movie and thought it wad going to be a decent movie with a really good storyline. Boy was i wrong.

About 30 minutes into the movie Deon Barnes 50 Cent finds out that he has a tumor about a centimeter away from his heart. Up to this point he is supposedly the best player in college and is a front runner for the Heisman Trophy and projected to go within the top 10 in the NFL draft.

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After hearing the news of his disease the movie seems to be going in a good direction plot wise. That will soon change though. At first everyone is very hopeful and optimistic for his future with football and his potential NFL career.

Everyone is by his side and are doing all they can in order to help him make a full speedy recovery.

Things fall apart review

However, about 10 minutes in after you find out about his cancer the characters drastically change their views on him and his situation. All of a sudden his family and loved ones start turning his cancer into a huge burden for themselves.

They all originally feel they can just ride his back and his success in the NFL in order to change their own lives around, which Deon was more than happy to help do without a second question. Suddenly they find out that he can never play another down in football ever again and his career is over, which is where everyone makes him seem like the bad guy.


Watching further and furtherer into the movie just made me more angry and upset about the characters themselves and the ensuing plot lines to come.

Deon Barnes is now being punished for the next two hours because he was hit with the hardest news anyone would have to deal with, having a terminal disease.

The basic theme I get from the movie is to show to young athletes that although they may have a promising athletic career ahead of them, they do not know exactly what will happen in the future so they should not forget to actually prepare for a time when a great athletic career may not be an option.

I totally understand and agree with that lesson, however if you want to get that across to an audience do not give the main character and focus point cancer. Something that they cannot control and was not their fault in the first place.

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It seems like half way through the movie everyone just forgets that he has a terminal disease in cancer. They never address his sickness after about 15 minutes of finding out about it and everyone makes it seem like he personally threw his whole life away.

In the end i feel they could have gotten their point across with him suffering a career ending back or neck injury, something that would really only effect his football career. For some reason it suddenly becomes his fault he got cancer out of nowhere and everyone seems to feel he is now a charity case because of it.

Not to mention that he never asked for help from anyone while he was still in the top of his football career. He was going to help everyone he loved financially and give them a better life, and they took advantage of that.

Once they realized that dream was out the window they resented him. In conclusion, this movie had the potential to be a really great and heart filled, emotional plot, but they focused on the wrong things and took away from the main focal point, Deon had cancer. He was struck with a total life changing piece of news and everyone somehow made it about themselves instead of caring for their loved one and helping him in his time of need.

They basically turn to him and say he threw his life away because he had to go and get cancer.The newest Cinemax show is a dependable set of mysteries, but there's room for these investigations to become so much more. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Things Fall Apart at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

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