I got a chance to watch the movie Warrior, and the first word that comes to mind is intense. The cast of the movie is pretty good and it includes:
Joel Edgerton as Brendan Conlon
Tom Hardy as Tom Conlon
Jennifer Morrison as Tess Conlon
Frank Grillo as Frank Campana
Nick Nolte as Paddy Conlon
Kurt Angle as Koba
Both brothers are fighting the 16 man Grand Prix style tournament. Tommy is looking for redemption and his place in the world. Brendan is struggling to survive while he raises a family. Paddy, the father is an ex-alcoholic who is trying to ask his sons for forgiveness. Both sons struggle with past issues wither their fathers drinking and both are on opposite ends of the spectrum.
The fighting sequences in the movie were excellent and realistic to what an MMA fight would be. I thought Kurt Angle did an awesome job as Koba and played the part well. They also used Anthony Johnson and Nate Marquardt who MMA fighters that have had success. This movie had some really classic lines by the play by play guys so be sure to listen for them. They added some humor into the movie which is good because this movie had a very serious and intense tone to it.
I can say this, this movie made you laugh, cry, cringe, get pumped, and left you wondering how the two brothers would handle their own issues. If you are an MMA fan this is a must see movie for any MMA or sports fan. If you’re not an MMA fan, but love a great story then you’ll love this move as well.
I give Warrior 4 out of 5 starts for great action and a great story. The ending could have been better but the overall impression of the movie was that it was great. Go check out Warrior when you get the chance. You will not be disappointed.