Sound Off: Gavin O'Connor's MMA Drama 'Warrior' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
September 9, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Ready to go to war?! Arriving in theaters everywhere today is a film that I've loved since I first saw it in early April. It's a sports drama called Warrior about two MMA fighters and brothers who end up in the ring together. Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, two of the most badass up-and-coming actors, star as the "warriors" we're rooting for, along with Nick Nolte as their estranged father. So is it as great as everyone is saying? Did it leave you in tears at the end? Did you love it? If you've already seen it, leave a comment below and tell us what you thought of Gavin O'Connor's Warrior.
I love this movie, hands down, I absolutely love it. As I mentioned originally in my review, not only do I think it's better than The Fighter, no question, but it's just a great film about brothers, about family, about what it means to be driven and passionate. And I think I connected with it especially because I have an older brother and have sometimes had a tumultuous relationship with him, and seeing the embrace at the end totally sums up, without any words, exactly how I feel about him. It's as triumphant and exciting to watch as Miracle, one of my other all-time favorite sports films, and it packs quite a few punches without drowning the audience in too much MMA. One of my favorite movies of the year that will definitely remain that way.
What did you think of Warrior? One of the best movies of 2011 or a boring, bland sports film? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!