I dont know what it is with Sports related movies, but film studios seems to give away virtually everything in the trailers which is a shame as it could ruin a potential great movie like this one WARRIOR which stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. Hardy & Edgerton both play brothers who simultaneously, for different reasons, enter into the world of professional mixed martial arts and like many Sports movies a very predictable climax when they both end up in the ring facing each other. There is a sense of The Fighter here as well along with a big nod Rocky movies so you have an idea what to expect when this comes out in UK October 7th.
Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate’s action/drama, WARRIOR.
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.
But when Brendan’s unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.