A little something for everyone, if you have the time. Warrior is by far one of the best movies of the year.
Warrior is about two brothers that grew up in different worlds, one brother left with the mother to escape the abusive alcoholic father, while one stayed to keep the girl of his dreams. The older brother, named Brendan Conlon and played by Joel Edgerton, has evolved his life to starting a family and giving up the life of professional fighting. While the younger brother, named Tommy Conlon and played by Tom Hardy, was a wrestling prodigy, and is just out the Marine Corps and has a natural talent for professional fighting.
Both need the money to support a good cause, but it’s easier said than done. Both brothers join a MMA tournament, and need to overcome challenges along the way. Tommy has recruited their struggling to stay sober father to train him like he did back when he was wrestling. While Brendan, is being trained by his old coach and under scrutiny on his age and fighting style.
There are all sorts of ups and downs during the movie. Little side stories keep the audience entertained while not making it confusing and difficult to follow. When the side stories finally collide with the main story, it makes for a great “oh sh*t!” moment. You don’t know what is going to happen next.
Everything about this movie is great, the story, the acting, and even the fighting. It’s way more exciting than the average UFC match…it definitely isn’t the usual aggressive hugging session on the ground for 15 minutes.
The story depicts an excellent struggle that, unfortunately, some families have to endure. There’s plenty of drama to give the movie depth, and also a lot of action fight sequences to give the audience that boost of adrenaline from watching. That perfect combination makes Warrior a great movie for guy and girl geeks alike.
Definitely take a night to go see Warrior, you will not be disappointed. This movie is…wait for it… a knockout! (Yes, that just happened)
G.I.A. Rating: 8.5/10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 140 Minutes