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Warrior Film Review
Member Name: funkyshoes3
Advantages: acting, story, soundtrack , whole film
Disadvantages: length of film.
Warrior is a sports drama action film that was made in 2011. The film was directed by Gavin O'Connor who hasn't directed many films but he did direct Pride and Glory and Miracle. He also produced the film along with his brother Greg O'Connor. The Screenplay was written by Gavin O'Connor
Cliff Dorfman, and Anthony Tambakis. The film was made on a budget of 25 million dollars but it only grossed a little over 23 million dollars and so it never broke even but it was close. On the IMDB website the film is rated 8.3 out of 10 based on just under 80,000 votes.
Tommy Conlon (played by Tom Hardy) unexpectedly visits his dad's house to speak to him after he has been in Iraq fighting as a soldier, he learns that his once drunken and abusive father Paddy (played by Nick Nolte) is now a Christian and has changed his ways but Tommy doesn't believe him. Tommy then goes to a gym to train, but he asks to fight a professional MMA fighter who has been training for Sparta a tournament for 5 million dollars. Unexpectedly Tommy wins the fight in 30 seconds and the fight is filmed and becomes a viral hit, and so Tommy is also entered into the Sparta tournament by a trainer.
Meanwhile Tommy's older brother Brendan (played by Joel Edgerton) is struggling to pay his bills and provide for his family and so he fights at night against amateur MMA fighters but even with his full time job as a physics teacher and his extra money earnt by fighting he can't raise enough money and so he has 90 days to pay off his debts or he will lose his house. Brendan then goes to his old friend who trains him and gets him into Sparta. Both brothers soon have to fight the best MMA fighters in Sparta to get to the final and win the 5 million prize.
 Joel Edgerton as Brendan Conlon
 Tom Hardy as Tommy Conlon / Riordan
 Nick Nolte as Paddy Conlon
 Jennifer Morrison as Tess Conlon
 Frank Grillo as Frank Campana
 Kevin Dunn as Joe Zito
 Kurt Angle as Koba
Good points and Bad Points:
With this film being a Drama and action there wasn't much use of CGI and special effects, they were used in some certain parts and scenes in the film to show certain things but they weren't used much.
The Special effects in the film when it was used also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion. I also thought that the direction in the film was very good and the fight scenes were very realistic which must have been hard to capture and also all of the scenes ran well together.
The picture quality was very good which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released only a year ago I was surprised to how realistic the sound effects were with the punches and in the fight scenes. Because the film is 140 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched.
The acting was very good which although there were a few known actors in the film like Tom hardy there were a few actors that I'd never seen or heard of before and they also did an amazing job at portraying their characters I also think that the actors did an amazing job at creating the fight scenes as it must be hard to film them and also I thought that the chorography of the fight scenes was very good to. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors were also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly.
The story is also very well written and very entertaining and original the film didn't really have any humour in the film but with this film being action and drama I didn't expect any and it didn't take away from the film at all. The story did have a few sub plots and twists but not many, but the ones that were present in the film were more than enough to keep the film entertaining and interesting. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic and it also has good dialogue. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.
There was a soundtrack in this film and it was very good the songs were original and there was even some classical Beethoven music added in to the film. The Music also created some suspense in the film when it was needed and also made the film more dramatic in places especially with this film having intense fights; the music seemed to make them even more entertaining. The Music in this film was very good and it also fit the tone of the mood which also added to the overall effect of the movie. Overall a very good and entertaining soundtrack that fit the film perfectly.
I didn't really find any bad points with his film as I really enjoyed it the only thing that I could see that would put people off would be the length as the film is well over 2 hours long but as I have previously mentioned I thought it was easily watchable and entertaining. The film is rated 12A as although there is violence it doesn't really consist of gore but there is swearing in the film.
The film has been out for a while now and there isn't any news on a sequel. I don't think there will be a sequel even though this film was really good in my opinion mainly because this was a one off original story and wasn't based on a book and also because the film never broke even and didn't gross or make any profit.
Overall I really enjoyed watching Warrior and think that it was a very good film despite it not actually grossing more than the budget. The CGI and Special effects were very good but they weren't used much, and I didn't think they needed to be used for a movie like this. The story and screenplay provided a very good story and the story is easily followed. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought was superb and the actors all did an amazing job portraying their characters. Overall I really enjoyed watching Warrior and I could easily watch this film again and I highly recommend it.
5 Out of 5
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Summary: Great film about different mma fighters.