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“Rise” Disney + social media first reactions – What happens at Disney Plus

“Rise” Disney + social media first reactions – What happens at Disney Plus

Next Friday, Disney’s latest sports drama, “Rise”, will be released on Disney + Friday 24. June 2022. “Rise” is based on the triumphant reality story of the remarkable family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in league history – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Laker Kostas Antetokounmpo, and their younger brother Alex.

After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki, respectively) fought to survive and support their five children while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their eldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple was desperate for Greek citizenship, but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them every time. When not selling goods to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers – Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada) – played basketball with a local youth team. Descendants of the sport discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world-class athletes, along with their brother Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa). With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long-term prospect that would change not only his life, but the lives of his entire family. And last season, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Milwaukee Bucks’ first championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for last season’s champions, the Los Angeles Lakers.

The embargo for the early reactions on social media has been lifted, and here are some of the highlighted early reviews:

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“Rise” stars Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki, Manish Dayal, Taylor Nichols, and introduces Ral Agada and introduces Uche Agada. The film was directed by Akin Omotoso (“Vaya”), written by Arash Amel (“A Private War”) and produced by Bernie Goldmann (“300”). Giannis Antetokounmpo and Douglas S. Jones served as executive producers.

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The film premieres on Friday 24. June, exclusively at Disney +.


Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was little, and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney parks around the world and has a huge collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What’s On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: [email protected] Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk


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