Watch: 'Generation Iron' Documentary Trailer About Bodybuilders

August 27, 2013
Source: Apple

Generation Iron Trailer

"Each man's body will represent years of focus and concentration." An official trailer has debuted for a documentary titled Generation Iron examining the lives of the top seven bodybuilders and the highly competitive sport of bodybuilding that they compete in. Or rather, the sport they've dedicated their entire lives to. Despite the hardcore, no-excuses nature of bodybuilding this documentary seems to have a softer side, touching upon the drugs, mental challenges and emotional struggles they experience. Mickey Rourke narrates the doc (but not the trailer) and Arnold Schwarzenegger appears briefly as Mr. Olympia. See below.

Here's the first official trailer for Vlad Yudin's documentary Generation Iron, in high def on Apple:

Generation Iron examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders (including Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf) in the sport as they train to compete in the world's most premiere bodybuilding stage—Mr. Olympia.

Generation Iron is directed by Russian filmmaker Vlad Yudin, of the film Last Day of Summer and the doc Mr Immortality: The Life and Times of Twista previously. The Vladar Company is distributing Generation Iron in theaters starting September 20th. For more, visit their website or Facebook. Anyone interested?

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It's all fun and games til there's a psychotic break. While I have some respect for the incredible effort they put in, it just looks really weird, especially with the spray tans. I reckon it will be a great watch though, even in the trailer you could see how sensitive they were in the competition.

Carpola on Aug 27, 2013


"It's all fun and games til there's a psychotic break" The irony here is that these guys are stronger, mentally, than most. Can't wait to see this - Kai's a beast!

ColtNoir on Aug 27, 2013


Yeah what psychotic break? The will power it takes to do what these guys do is amazing.

axalon on Aug 27, 2013


Is there any point to it though? I could see the point if they were doing physical labour, like lifting cars off people, but really their size is impractical. The subject is fascinating and I reckon it will definitely be a good look into the mindset of a bodybuilder.

Carpola on Aug 28, 2013


> Is there any point to it though? Literally applies to 99% of the most popular things on the interwebs.

SoloX on Aug 28, 2013


Fair point SoloX, I suppose bodybuilding is better than Furries. 🙂

Carpola on Aug 28, 2013


Is there any point to playing video games or watching movies or reading film blogs? Is there any point to writing a book or creating anything in general? In the 21st century, we don't need people to be strong anymore. We have machines that can do all the heavy lifting for us. It's accumulation. Human beings love accumulation, it's one of the biggest things that motivate us. The bodybuilders in this trailer have worked on their bodies for years, if not decades. Their bodies are a physical manifestation of their hard work and accumulation. As Schwartzenegger put it in Pumping Iron, these guys are sculptors. But rather than using clay they use their bodies.

axalon on Aug 28, 2013


They're tryng to build the "best verison" of themselves. May not be the same for everyone, but it's pretty impressive what the human body is capable of with some hard work and mental toughness.

ColtNoir on Aug 28, 2013


The tanning is specifically done to help show off the leanness.

SoloX on Aug 28, 2013


There's nobody in this with the charisma of Arnold Schwarzenegger. All the best to these guys, but I don't think this will appeal to as many people as 'Pumping Iron' did. Arnold's antics sold that film.

Cal J. on Aug 27, 2013


You've seen it?

Bob on Aug 27, 2013


Nope. All the guys in the trailer are obviously the focus of this film. None of their personalities shine like Arnold's did. If you're really into this sport then I suppose this will be very interesting. I've never cared for bodybuilding even when Arnold was the champ, but he made PI interesting and entertaining.

Cal J. on Aug 27, 2013


You need to watch some videos of Kai Greene and listen to him talk for a bit. He's got personality and it def shines through.

ColtNoir on Aug 28, 2013

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