23 Blast DVD Review & Giveaway

I recently received the DVD 23 Blast to review. I was very much looking forward to seeing this movie, as I didn’t get to see it when it was out in theaters. I was also excited to see it because it is set in a small Kentucky city not too far from where I live.

23 Blast

23 Blast tells the story of teenager Travis Freeman, a hero both on and off the football field. Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and causes him to go blind overnight. Can you imagine it?! One day you can see, and the next morning you are blind!

23 Blast DVD Review & Giveaway

23 Blast shows what a great high school football player Travis is, then shows his illness, and the aftermath of his going blind. At first, his parents let Travis just hang out in his room, not pushing him to get his life back. Travis doesn’t like the therapist he has been to a couple of times, so he stops going.

Thankfully,  his therapist comes to his house looking for him. She won’t let him sit in his room any longer feeling sorry for himself. She gets him out, walking around town, learning to use his cane. In the course of their time together, Travis tells her how much he misses being in school, and how he would like to go back, but that he can only go to a blind school now. What a great therapist he had, as she not only encouraged him to work towards returning to his high school, she taught him what he needed to know so it would become a reality.

It was not Travis’s idea to go back to playing football. His former coach came up with the idea, and his friends worked with him until he was able to learn his new position, and play again.Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals. Yes, a blind football player did that!

There are several very funny scenes in the movie. I won’t spoil them for you, but I did laugh out loud! And I did replay one scene a few times to make sure everyone in the family saw it. lol

I love that at the end of the movie, they showed the real people that the movie is based on, and what Travis is doing now. I wish all movies that are based on true stories would do this. It makes you feel much more connected with the story. The real Travis had a part in the movie, too. I didn’t realize this until the end of the movie, and they showed him.

 

One of the bonus features on the DVD is Descriptive Audio for the Visually Impaired. One of the best bonus features I’ve ever seen on a DVD! Now if only this would be included on all DVD’s!

23 Blast is rated PG-13 (brief drinking of alcohol on school property) and has a run time of 1 hour and 42 minutes. Don’t let the rating scare you, I think this movie should have been rated PG instead.

23 Blast is a great family movie that shows that with hard work difficulties, illness, (and yes, even blindness), can be overcome, so we can live our lives to the fullest, and that our dreams can still come true.

To find out more about, and connect with 23 Blast, visit their social media pages:

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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  1. I did not see it in the theater. I think it would be a good movie for a family movie night.
    Thank you!

  2. I did not see this at the movies. I would love to watch this with my family because its based on a true story and shows strength, courage and determination and its family friendly.

  3. Vera Wilson says:

    I’ve not seen the movie. Seems like it would be a heart touching story.

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  5. wen budro says:

    No- it never played in my town’s one movie theater. I want to see this because it sounds like an uplifting movie.

  6. Rory Kaphing says:

    This sounds like a great movie.

  7. Jamie Glenn says:

    No I did not get to see it but heard it was a great movie

  8. Birdiebee says:

    I did not see this movie in the theater but would love to win this for my grandson.

  9. We didn’t but my husband wants to see it

  10. I have not seen this movie yet. I would like to watch it at home with my family.

  11. Would love to see movie-have never seen it-looks really good.

  12. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I have not seen this yet. I would love to see it with my hubby.

  13. Love to win this I have never seen this movie but I love good family movies. thankyou, ken

  14. Looks like a great movie!

  15. haven’t seen it yet, looks interesting

  16. I didn’t see this movie in theaters but am interested in watching it at home with my family.

  17. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I haven’t seen the movie yet that’s why I would love to win this.

  18. Jill Myrick says:

    I have not yet seen “23 Blast” but would love to be able to watch it with my teens.
    I love that it shows that anything is possible and that it is possible to overcome anything.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  19. I didn’t see the movie in theaters but it looks very interesting and I would like to watch it.

  20. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    I did not see it in theaters. I would like to see it because it seems like a movie that the whole family would enjoy, and sometimes those are hard to come by.

  21. Leah Shumack says:

    No I didn’t see this in theaters. We are always looking for new family movies to watch so would love to have this!

  22. I did not see this in theaters, it looks really good. I love football and the story sounds good.

  23. Annmarie W. says:

    I’ve never even heard of this movie…so missed it come through the theaters. But I’d love to be able to watch with my family now at home!

  24. I have not yet seen this movie. I’d like to see it because it sounds uplifting!

  25. No, I didn’t see it but it sounds like an awesome inspirational movie for the whole family.

  26. I have not heard of this movie before tonight. Thank you

  27. Laurie Emerson says:

    I did not see it in the theater. I would like to win as I love finding movies that the whole family can watch together.

  28. Angela Saver says:

    I have not seen this, but I would love to see this because I think it is a movie that my hubby & I would really enjoy watching together!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  29. I did not see it but it has a good cast so I would like to.
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  30. No, I didn’t see it in the theater. I want to see it because it’s based on a true story and it looks like a good family movie. Thank you for the chance :)

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