So I did a quick review on Warrior in another entry and I mentioned that it is such a good movie, that it deserves it's own entry. So here it is. The movie, what I think, was the best movie of 2011. I am shocked that it only got nominated for 1 award. Probably one of the most underrated movies in a long time, an not too many people know about it.
Warrior stars Tom Hardy who is recently back from Iraq, crashes with estranged father and starts training at a MMA/boxing club. He puts a beating on the #1 middle weight in the world and gets enrolled into a world wide tournament for the best fighter in the world. While all this is going on, his brother, Joel Edgarton, is on the other side of the city trying to do what he can from losing his house. Edgarton works as a Physics teacher, trying to make ends meet to provide for his wife and 2 kids. He makes the decision to start fighting again to make extra money, buts ultimately gets suspended when the school finds out about it. So because of his new free time, he decides to fight full time and actually gets into the same tournament his brother is in. The 2 brothers are estranged themselves over some personal history with their parents and actually only have 1 conversation throughout the entire movie. They wind up facing each other in the tournament and......well you'll just have to watch to see what happens. But I will say this.....I've never seen a fight with so much emotion......ever.
Warrior is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Tom Hardy and Joel Edgarton give amazing performances and Nick Nolte plays their father and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. I can't believe that was the only award that this movie was nominated for. Warrior has a great story, and a fantastic cast. It's super intense and will probably make most people cry. If you haven't seen Warrior, go buy it because you'll wanna watch it over and over again. Yes Indeed.