Thursday, 8 September 2011

Warrior; Movieweb’s great 9 minutes of interviews and clips from the film that’s more than just MMA fighting...

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I was looking forward to this film for the longest time for any number of reasons. Being a big fan of Tom Hardy’s is one of the uppermost and I imagine the film will pick up at least a few extra ticket sales from people eager to see what a pumped up Hardy looks like ahead of his ‘controversial’ (but then what isn’t in comic book adaptations?) appearance as the muscle-bound, tactical genius, Bane in next year’s The Dark Knight Rises.

You’re not going to get over 9 minutes of chat and clips without a little bit of spoilerisation (it’s a word), but it isn’t too bad if you already know what the film is about; Although if you want to work out the Moby Dick allegory for yourself avoid at all costs.

“Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime in Lionsgate's WARRIOR, a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O'Connor (MIRACLE). Haunted by a tragic past, ex-Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for SPARTA, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan's unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed. A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit, WARRIOR is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family.”

So a “Chick flick with only one chick in it”, a kick ass fighting movie, a family drama; take your pick. It has been written and directed by Gavin O’Connor and stars Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison and Nick Nolte.  

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