Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Fighter

Ever since I got over the whole "Good guy always has to win" phase in my movie watching experience, inspirational movies never really appealed to me. I would always think, "Hmmmm, well at first he sucks at a certain sport and he gets all sad.... and then he wants to get better.... so he does.... wins everything.... happy happy joy joy. THE END". But, after recently watching the new film, "The Fighter", it appears as though I have to give this genre another looking over.

The Fighter is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Not so much because of the premise surrounding it, but because of the superb acting and amazing cinematography. Mark Walberg obviously gets a lot of credit for his performance, but what I was most impressed with was the job done by Christian Bale. If any of you have a friend or loved one who has been or is a crack addict, you truly appreciate the role Bale plays in this movie. All of his mannerisms down to the most minute tick are simply spot on.... makes me wonder if he smoked a little bit to get into character before filming ;)

And my God, was the cinematography outstanding in this film. What impressed me most were the fight scenes (obviously) and the documentary scenes. In the fight scenes, the film was recorded as though you were actually watching a legitimate fight on television (not from the normal and overly used perspective of "being in the ring"). What made this effect even more entertaining was the film lens or effect they used on the camera in order to make it look as though you were watching it back in the 80's.

To be honest, I feel like I'm butchering the movie the way I'm describing it, but, I promise you, The Fighter is an outstanding movie that everyone should at least give a chance!

17 comments:

  1. The fighter is on my list to watch hell yea

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  2. Don't think i have heard about this one, Will go look at a trailer for it sounds interesting.

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  3. The Fighter did look really good just haven't had time to watch it unfortunately

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  4. Can't wait to see it again now...

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  5. Great movie, loved the acting and Christian Bale reminded me of my aunt....she was an addict too.....

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  6. Hmmm will look for this movie. Is it still in theaters?

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  7. I haven't seen it, but it sounds like it's worth checking out.

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  8. i love almost any movie with bale. have to watch it!

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  9. i am looking forward to seeing this movie this weekend. new follower

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  10. I didn't like The Fighter very much. Seeing Christian Bale in that state kind of set me off. Like a trigger for depression. He was a great actor, no doubt, but you see this guy as a hero in one movie, and the next he is sort of an asshole haha.

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  11. does bale's performance make up for his awful batman voice?

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  12. I never really like shelling out the extra cash to see films in theatres.. instead I typically wait until it's on DVD. Sounds like you would recommend seeing this one in theatres though?

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  13. Thanks bro im going to check the fighter out later tonight!

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  14. waiting for the dvd of that one..

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  15. Watching that asap!

    Would love to see some new content, followed!

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