Never Back Down (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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A young man with an ill temper named Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) has been trying to keep his life together with his mother and younger brother after his father`s death. They move to another town from Iowa so his brother can pursue a tennis scholarship. Once in school, he gets baited by a pretty girl, Baja (Amber Heard), to a party that ended up with Jake getting his head kicked in by the resident "Beat Down" champ Ryan McCarthy (Cam Gigandet). Frustrated, Jake enlists Max's (Evan Peters) aid to introduce him to a master of mixed martial arts named Jean Roqua (Djimon Hounsou) with revenge on his mind. After training for sometime in the Dojo, Jake realizes more things about family, discipline and friendship; and more importantly controlling his anger. Jake isn't interested in fighting anymore. However, now that he's been training under Roqua, McCarthy is even more eager to fight Jake...
The film has all the elements we can relate to; family issues, bullying at school, forgiving oneself and atonement. At first impression, I thought it was just going to be a bad rethread of "The Karate Kid" with just more action and violence. Well, it actually is a rehash if you think about it in regards to its plot but the film is quite entertaining.Read more ›
The love story between the girl and the guy was pretty cheesy to but I braved it because I felt the girl was pretty dang hot.
There actually wasn't that much fighting in my eyes in the movie, but when it came up, it was interesting and very stylishly done. When they fight, the camera seems to go into a sort of first person/slowmo/right in the face view alot which works well. Theres a (cliche in my book) fight when the character fights a large number of people alone that was actually really fun to watch when normally it usually just bores me because there's not enough flair in the filming of it.
The story is pretty cheesy to, but it somehow kept me interested to see the source of the characters anger and the reason his trainer rarely leaves the gym. Other than that, it's definitely nothing to deep.
All in all, the movie has a workable story, superb but rare action scenes, and workable characters.
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