Disney’s ‘Safety’ isn’t Just a Sports Movie, It’s a Family Movie

With the pandemic and new stay-at-home orders in different states, we all need a little feel-good movie to cheer us up. Disney is doing just that with the release of their upcoming Disney+ movie, Safety.

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NOC Review: Disney+ Brings the Brotherly Love with ‘Safety’

I’ll be the first to admit I’m absolutely the least qualified person to review a sports film. It’s not generally my genre of choice. Frankly I don’t follow sports at all, and they’ve just never really interested me. I was — like many of our readers — more into comics and video games and such growing up. But in being close-minded, one sometimes forgets that sports movies aren’t usually actually about sports. They’re about the human spirit and will. They are about people overcoming challenges to achieve something greater than they ever believed themselves capable of. When you think about it, it’s not any different from your average Captain America movie at the end of the day. The difference more times than not, however, is the heroes are actually real. And in this case, all of the above can be easily applied to the protagonist of the true-story behind Safety, Ray McElrathbey.

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