Yesterday, I watched Warrior on-demand. I had heard from several reputable sources that the movie was solid, plus I love Nick Nolte, so the decision wasn’t that hard. And as it turns out, Warrior is totally solid, a predictable-yet-endearing reimagining of Rocky for the Great Recession.
The film follows two brothers, Brendan (Joel Edgarton) and Tommy (Tom Hardy), who were separated 15 years earlier upon their parents’ divorce. Both have fallen on tough times, with high-school physics teacher Brendan facing foreclosure and Tommy struggling with daddy-issues and pills. So, they turn to the most obvious way to improve their stations in life: cage fighting! Read more »