Lionsgate’s, “Warrior”, Article by Sharon Abella
September 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
“WARRIOR”, IN THEATERS, THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2011
You may be thinking the same thing I was thinking which was, “Really? Yet another film about boxing? Didn’t “The Fighter” just come out last year? And wasn’t “The Fighter” 2010 that years, “Wrestler” 2008, while, “The Wrestler” 2008, was that years, “Invincible” 2006? How many blue collar sports movies with heart and substance abuse are going to ‘take what works and copy it'”?
HOWEVER, “Warrior” is different. First off, this Cain and Abel story is actually about MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, and NOT boxing, wrestling, or football. Paddy Conlon (Nick Nolte), physically trains his son, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) , while Alice Ward (Melissa Leo), managed Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and Dicky Eklund, (Christian Bale). “Warrior” is a story about pent up anger and underlying frustrations from estranged relationships between father and sons, alcohol abuse, time served in the military, and the drive of how far one man will go to “not go backwards”, to be able to continue to make the mortgage payments in order to keep his home and family together. All of the preceding factors added fuel to fire, and their emotions get sorted out in the ring. Suspenseful! Terrific camerawork! MUST SEE!
Article by Sharon Abella