Movie Notes: Warrior

Last night the Mrs. and I decided to go and see the newly released flick Warrior. Warrior is a film about two estranged brothers who both enter the same MMA tournament. They each battle their way to the finals, where they face each other for a prize worth five-million dollars.

Going into the film I was not expecting much more than a movie with good fight scenes and a Rocky-like story of an underdog rising to the top. What I got was a story of forgiveness and redemption moving the story right along to its climax in the ring. I was completely surprised with how incredible Warrior was. The director-who also directed one of my favorite sports films of all time, Miracle-uses the MMA tournament as the vechile to drive the narrative of the story forward. But the character development between the two estranged brothers and their alcoholic is where this movie really shines.

So if you are looking for a movie to watch this weekend, I highly recommend that you go see Warrior.

Rating: 4/5


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