Warrior has the storyline which you think sounds predicable and corny yet the film is moving and powerful due to the standard of the acting.
Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy are brothers Brendan and Tommy, who grew up with an alcoholic Father Paddy (Nick Nolte). This has left scars on their lives and they both dealt with the stress in different ways. The one thing their Father did do was to teach his sons how to fight.
The film meets both sons at a critical stage in their lives. Brendan is a physics teacher whose job does not pay the bills. Tommy has just left the Marines and needs a place to stay and money.
There is a mixed martial arts cage fight coming up and the biggest pay out in history of the sport to the last man standing. Tommy enlists his Father Paddy who is now a recovering alcoholic. The tension between them is still high but Tommy needs a coach but does not want a Father.
Brendan is the under dog, he has been moonlighting in underground fights and gets suspended from teaching. He steps up to the Warrior competition to save his family and his home.
The film follows them on their journey to the tournament and the pain physically and emotionally.
Tom Hardy is fantastic and carries himself throughout the film, his barriers are up all the way through, sometimes you hate him and the next moment you love him, prepare for the ride.
Nick Nolte gives such a moving performance of redemption and regret. Considering in real life he has struggled with drugs and alcohol, his performance is perfect and should be nominated for an Oscar in his role.
This is a great film and shows the strong bonds that bind family and the pain you suffer without forgiveness. This is not just an action movie defiantly one to watch.
This is a FAB related movie
Directed by Gavin O’Conner
Released in the UK now.
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