The Game Changers (2018)

The Game Changers (2018)
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: 88 min
  • Original Title: The Game Changers
  • Voted: 13859

The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet - and it's backed by them too - with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul. Directed by Oscar?-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks - elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter - as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.

  • Very Informative. by 10

    To the previous reviewer (bonehead821) who claimed that this film features no plant based from birth atheletes... you cleary haven't even watched the movie you are reviewing. This film features Nimai Delgado a successful bodybuilder who has never eaten meat in his life. A simple google search wouldve led you to the likes of "Jehina Malik, a natural bodybuilder and a vegan since birth, made a huge statement for vegans everywhere by winning her IFBB PRO CARD earlier this year".

    This film is well put together and makes a strong case for making the switch. Remember vegans have nothing to gain by asking you to eat vegetables, the meat industry has 200 billion dollars to lose, who's more likely to spread misinformation and propaganda....?

  • Must not be missed by 10

    Saw a preview version (the movie is still undergoing modifications) at a private showing in late February. This will shock men whose standard mantra is "real men must eat meat" and those family meal planners who think that eating meat is essential for proving protein to their families, especially youngsters (both girls and boys) who have desires for improving their physical performance.. The reality is the reverse.It is dramatic, powerful and amazing and should not be missed.

  • Well Researched by 9

    This is a very well researched movie about plant-based athletes. It completely changes the perception that vegan/plant based eating is not for athletes/body builders. Has very insightful interviews with real life olympian vegan athletes and body builders about how their life turned around after they turned plant based. This is a great film that I would recommend anyone interested in improving their health and life style to watch.

  • Finally, a big budget for vegans! by 10

    This movie was entertaining, informative (if you've never studies plant based diets that is, otherwise no real new thoughts here) and reconfirmed what most vegans already know. Interesting that the move only looked at plant based diets from the perspective of the human. A little from the perspective of the planet but none from the perspective of the animal!! Trust me, animals want you to be vegan!! For most vegans I know the cruelty free aspect is a huge reason they are vegan!! The way animals are treated, processed and slaughtered is a horror beyond most of our imaginations. Paul Mc Cartney says "if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian". Driving alongside a truck hauling livestock to slaughter is the saddest thing you can run across on the open road. There were a few comments about this along the way in the film but just as side notes. It mostly focuses on the health benefits of a plant based diet. Probably they didn't want to alienate our meat eating brethren but to gently nudge them just to even thinking about being vegan. Even if only one day a week - like meatless Mondays. They also didn't even acknowledge the amount of chemicals in meat nowadays. The hormones, antibiotics, mysterious carcinogens etc make our meat pretty much toxic just because of that! Why do so many young men develop breasts these days?? Or young girls of 12 or 15 have enormous breasts?? Yeah, meat is full of all these chemicals. Based on that alone I wouldn't eat it. My breasts are big enough thank you. That aspect of meat was not even mentioned.It's as if they wanted to keep the narrative positive, human focused, not fanatic but enthusiastic. Kind of like a high end 2 hour commercial for vegans. My only issue really was that everyone in the theater was probably vegan already. This movie should be shown in elementary schools to kids who already are grossed out by meat and meat products. But are forced to eat it because it's 'good for you'.

  • A must see! by 10

    It had takes on the effects of meat consumption from angles that I had never come across before.To answer some of the negative reviews, the movie does feature a body builder who started out vegan, Nimai Delgado.

1John Behrenscinematographer
2Wendell Hanescomposer
3Louie Psihoyosdirector
4Joseph Paceproducer
5James Wilksself
6Arnold Schwarzeneggerself
7Patrik Baboumianself
8Dotsie Bauschself
9Mark Monroewriter
10Joseph Pacewriter