Never Back Down March 24, 2008

Filed under: Movies — JODY @ 6:02 pm

I saw this movie last week; so I’m a little late with this review. I originally wanted to watch this because I figured the fight scenes would be entertaining, which they were, too bad real mma fights aren’t like they are in the movie.  The movie starts with the main character, Jake, getting into a fight during a football game in which he proceeds to kick the shit out of the kid that keeps talking shit to him. That scene was quite entertaining since he took his helmet and beat the other kid with it. That’s worth an LOL. The setting now then changes to Orlando, Florida because the little brother is some sort of tennis prodigy. Jake is now attending a new high school full of spoiled little rich kids. This is also where the hot chick of the movie is introduced, Baja(Amber Heard…she has a nudie scene in alpha dog if anyone cares to know). Anyways, Jake takes a liking to this girl and then later finds out that she’s going out with the “badass” at their school(don’t remember the characters name and too lazy to go imdb).  Badass and Jake get into a little scuffle and Jake ends up getting his ass kicked rather quickly. Movie carries on and Jake starts training with the black guy from Gladiator and Blood Diamond. (If you don’t know who he is, here are some quotes from those movies and maybe you’ll be able to remember if you’ve seen either of those movies: Gladiator – “But not yet” and Blood Diamond – “ARRGHH!!!(beat some guerilla with a shovel)”) Baja then breaks up with badass and ends up with Jake….how typical. But before that happened she had said something to him, don’t know what it was because I wasn’t really paying attention during that part bc the scene was at the pool and there are plenty of distractions in the scene. Well Jake gets pissed and throws a little tantrum so he kicks the shit out 3 guys in a H2. More crap happens as the movie progresses and Jake continues more training with black guy and they build a happy and close relationship with each other. Jake’s friend then gets the crap beat out of him by the “badass” because he wants Jake to attend this tournament for underground fighters. The director tried to throw in a little funny part to juke the viewers out by making it seem like the first fight was going to be Jake and the badass with no special montage of fights but turns out they don’t fight first and there is a special montage of fights. Some of the fighting styles they showed in the montage are just plain ridiculous, granted they are real fighting styles but you would never see them in a mma match. Badass cheats in a match so he gets dq and Jake is like WTF and taps out of his match. The climax of the movie has now arrived. The two begin to fight in the parking lot of the venue. Jake ends up winning because he never backed down. LOL.  Jakes gets the girl, beats the bad guy, and continues his high school career. Honestly, high school kids involved in a highly organized fight club….very unlikely. Anyways. there were a few stupid things I could have mentioned but I don’t feel like wasting my time on them. Overall, the fight scenes were entertaining; the plot line not so much. This movie gets 2OMG’s and 2LOL’s for some of this shit that happened throughout the movie.

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