THE FIGHTER Movie Review

Americ Ngwije

Americ's movie watching experience has to be entertaining, so mostly anything with explosions will do, and having Jason Statham in them is always a plus. Then there are the odd men out aka "Meet Joe Black" and "In the Land of Women," go figure…

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  • Maria

    Awesome review, Eric. Now I am even more excited to see The Fighter. Well done!

    • http://www.daemonsmovies.com/author/eric/ Eric

      Thank you. you won’t regret it.

  • caro

    i feel you had a crush for the movie!

    • http://www.daemonsmovies.com/author/eric/ Eric

      I totally do. I do believe it is deserved though.

  • CindyB

    I am totally with you on there being more movies like The Fighter rather than Avatar…I couldn’t get through that movie!

  • Franklin

    Hey Eric I actually attended the screening on Tues November 9 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater(first movie premiere of my life). I live like an hour away so I drove to get the tickets and went back home to pick up my cousin and friends and drove back to LA. My internet wasn’t working and the AFI Fest box office line was full so I took the chance of driving there. That really killed my gas but it was well worth it! This is someone who hates driving long distance and free ways because my fear of getting lost. But I had a mission to do and it was to watch this movie at an awesome theater. What was even more awesome about my experience is that Mark Wahlberg was there to introduce the film and Robert Duvall and Josh Brolin was in the audience. It was really surreal to be in such an awesome event.

    This has been my most anticipated movie since the summer of 2009 back when I saw pictures of Bale and Wahlberg on set. It really is a very beautiful piece of work. This movie exceeded my expectations. Mark Wahlberg was so passionate and really fought for this movie to get made and it paid off. I’m really happy for him for the positive buzz that it’s been having. All the cast members (Bale especially) should get nominated and I really believe that Bale has a chance of winning. It’s about time for him to get nominated dammit! I’m looking forward to watching this movie again with my family and other friends.

    • http://www.daemonsmovies.com/author/eric/ Eric

      Thanks for the comment, Franlin. You went through quite a lot to watch this movie and I am glad you enjoyed it. I agree with you that awards are mandatory for this movie as the performances were spectacular. Hopefully more people agree with that sentiment.

    • Maria

      Franklin, all the trouble you went through to get to the AFI screening reminds me of myself. Whenever I am passionate about something, I will do whatever it takes to realize a goal (as long as it’s legal and doesn’t hurt anybody!) Other people might find you and me a bit outside the norm, but who cares what others think, right?

      When I go see The Fighter on Dec. 17, I will drive three hours round-trip to the Minneapolis suburbs just so I can see it on a state-of-the-art screen with high quality sound. The theaters in rural, farm country Minnesota are pretty much crap. See, you’re not the only “crazy” person, ha!

  • Franklin

    @ Eric
    lol I did go through a lot to make it. I was so nervous about the line and the possibility of not getting in even though I got the ticket so I made sure I got there early. In fact, my cousin and friends were hungry and we decided to eat because the line wasn’t forming around 8. Next thing you know at 8:45 There was a huge line and I got really upset because I should have stayed while they ate. We ended up sitting at the third row at the front which I would normally complain but I didn’t care because I was excited. Next thing you know a beautiful girl sat next to me because she was finding a spot with her friend and I had an opportunity to talk to her for a bit. Then as the movie was about to start Mark Wahlberg was there so I got a good view of him. Probably the highlight of 2010 for me!

    @ Maria
    I think that’s awesome that you’re willing to drive 3 hours to watch it at a spectacular theater! And yes I do get so passionate about something that I really take it to the extreme to be able to get it done. But like you said as long as it is legal lol. I did the same thing for The Dark Knight. I drove quite far to watch the movie and back. As you can tell I’m a huge Christian Bale fan. I really hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did. The movie feels so real and raw that you don’t feel like you’re watching performances. You feel like you’re part of the family.

    I’ve been so excited for this movie like I said multiple times. I would talk about it with my friends back in June 2009 and when the first trailer came out around September I showed it to them and they got really excited. I can’t wait to watch this movie again with my family and friends. It’s a wonderful movie experience to watch with the people you love. I think they will enjoy it. If I could ever meet Mark Wahlberg I will tell him about how long I’ve been waiting for this movie and what I did to go to LA to watch The Fighter. It’s a special movie and the hype is well deserved.