Saturday, April 9, 2011
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.