Ladies, this is British actor Tom Hardy. If you’re a big movie fan, you’ve seen him before, in “Inception” and “RockNRolla.” And he is just one of many reasons to check out the new movie “Warrior.”
The movie’s storyline is, of course the main reason. You’ve probably seen the previews and though: “Oh, how nice. A new fight movie for the fellas.” But “Warrior” is much more than that. In fact, the MMA fights, which are graphic and realistic as s***, are just the backdrop to one of the best plots we’ve seen in a while.
The movie follows Tom Hardy as Tommy Conlon and his brother Branden (played by Joel Edgerton) as they train for an MMA tournament that will inevitably change their lives in some way shape or form. For Tommy, winning this tournament, which carries the biggest purse in MMA history, would mean fulfilling a promise to the fellow Marine who died in his arms. But in order to do it, he has to come to some kind of arrangement with his ex-drunk father (played by Nick Nolte).
For Branden, winning this tournament means keeping a roof over his wife and daughters’ heads. But in order to do it, he has to manage to stay focused despite his long lost brother’s return and apparent reconciliation with the father that never did either of them right.
So yeah, there’s a lot of fighting (which also means a lot of fine a** shirtless men), but Tommy and Branden and their continuing battle with their father Patty will have you near tears more than once.
And if you’re still not convinced, remember you get an hour and some change’s worth of this guy.
Check out a real from our recent “Warrior” screening in Atlanta.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Warrior hits theaters nationwide next Friday, September 9 Wanna check it out this weekend? Visit WarriorSneakPreview.com to find out how.