Never Back Down(2008)

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by AndrewTheAndroid, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    Just rewatched this movie tonight and I have to say that it is still a pretty solid movie and has aged really well. If you haven't seen it I recommend checking it out. It's basically an MMA version of The Karate Kid.
     
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  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

  3. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Flush it back down is the nickname I gave this movie.
     
  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    By any chance did you ever nickname the film redbelt?

    Asking for a friend!
     
  5. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Failbelt.
     
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  6. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I actually liked Redbelt. It pushed all the stereotypical MA film tropes hard. Although, got a bit self-over-complicated with the plot (especially with his Mrs' story arc).
    The only thing I didn't like was what occurred eventually with his student.
     
  7. Vince Millett

    Vince Millett Haec manus inimica tyrannis MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Never Back Down 2 is also great! Like all martial arts films it's basically nonsense but done very well.
     
  8. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award



    My favorite martial arts movie is American samurai, its as if "best of the best" was competed with swords.
    80's tastic!
     
  9. Vince Millett

    Vince Millett Haec manus inimica tyrannis MAP 2017 Gold Award

  10. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    I loved AS up until the final Bradley/Dacascos fight scene, as what was meant to be a quick 2-3 attack/counterattack scene, before the death blow was delivered, was later drawn out in post production. (They re-edited it to insert lots of close up blade clashes, that had previously been seen in earlier bouts, because the execs felt that the final cut wasn't epic enough)

    I personally think a quicker display of skill and execution would have been better.

    Travess
     
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  11. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    ^ yes, you could tell from the red handle Sash that suddenly appeared out of nowhere, recycled from the wushu stylist's fight.

    The cowboy guys first fight was one of my favorites, throws Bowie into their leg and then slugs them out!
     
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