Saturday, April 9, 2011

I watched this movie tonight because I was really interested seeing it with all the Oscar hype, plus I love boxing. However, my disapproval of Christian Bale was one thing that left me concerned (since John Connor and Batman could be the same character since they had the same freaking voice). I think Bale did a good job though playing Wahlberg's crack-addicted brother, but a best supporting actor win? Not THAT good. Maaaaybe towards the end of the film he starts to shine, but overall.. nah.

Anywho, this film details the life of the come-from-nowhere fighter Micky Ward. It's a classic tale of a fighter with a crazy family that fences his life in to a small, rural town of America and use him for their benefit.

Wahlberg, to me, is one of those actors who floats in mediocrity. He hasn't been REAL bad (minus The Happening, which we all know M. Knight Shamylan is the worst director ever, and therefore he really isn't to blame), but he doesn't really surprise you with a knock-it-out-of-the-park performances.

The beginning of the movie really takes a back seat to laying the groundwork of the story, which the movies does a nice job of. However, I was eager to see the fight scenes. Unfortunately, if you want to watch a movie with excellent boxing scenes, this movie is not what you're looking for. The beginning of Micky's rise to fame in the boxing sense is short, and done in a quick set of montage sequences. So sadly, I was quite disappointed. They even skipped major portion of his last major fight.

All in all, this was an OK movie. Nothing spectacular, but nothing too redeeming. I'd say worth a rent, but other than that, leave this one on the shelves.

12 comments:

  1. That's disappointing. oh well, how does the saying go? Plenty of fish in the sea? :P
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  2. Average film really nothing special Nice review btw. Following

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  3. Hey I like The Happening! Well, it is kinda crappy, but I like bits of it...

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  4. Nice review. Might check it out.

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  5. It was a pretty average movie to be honest. Not bad, not the greatest. Still alright though. Would probably watch it with friends again.

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  6. all the talk about this movie couldnt really get me to watch it. i might now, just to see if you are right )

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  7. Really awesome review, I am definitely gonna try it out. Following for sure.

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  8. I really liked this movie, following for more!

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  9. I'm hearing good things about this movie.

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  10. I absolutely adored this movie. And it shows that Christian Bale is one of the greatest actors of his generation. I seriously doubt that we've seen the last Oscar he's gonna win. I didn't come into this movie expecting a "boxing" movie. Although I think it's the best boxing movie probably since Raging Bull.

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