A Fighters Review Of The Movie – ‘Warrior’ by Mike Ciesnolevicz
I went into the movie, Warrior, with low expectations thanks to previous MMA movies that failed to impress. Warrior is a breath of fresh air, proving to be a legitimate, technical MMA movie. Writer/director Gavin O’Connor does a great job depicting the all too familiar struggle many professional fighters face. The financial battle, the choice between fighting and a “real” job, and the emotional ups and downs of fighting; something I think all professional fighters are familiar with.
Warrior makes only a couple minor errors in the fight scenes, but for the most part puts together exciting fights with great technical moves. It was cool to see real fighters in the movie, without making them the main focus. The added family angle between the two brothers and father makes the movie unpredictable and more real in my opinion. The depiction of a Fedor-like character was also exciting, but it was unrealistic to me the teacher who had taken years off could start training again for such a short time and beat the Russian.
I assumed the Fedor-character would severely injure the teacher, and the brother would avenge him, but the movie proved that anything can happen in an MMA fight. All in all, I would recommend Warrior to MMA fans and or people who just like a good story. I think it’s an entertaining movie, yet mostly realistic.