Looks like everyone is getting on the Tom Hardy bandwagon. I have been on it for a while, but Inception introduced him to a lot of new fans. Warrior gives Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton the opportunity to be buff and learn mixed martial arts (MMA). I am sure this movie will remind people of The Fighter, but this is not about boxing. MMA is more hardcore than boxing. I am really impressed with the trailer. The score music towards the end made it for me. If they had put some rock song in the trailer instead, it would not have been as good. Sometimes it all comes down to the music in trailer. Jennifer Morrison and Nick Nolte join Edgerton and Hardy in Warrior. Official Synopsis:
Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate’s action/drama, WARRIOR.
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns to hishometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, (Joel Edgerton) a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family after being suspended from his day job. Even though years have passed, recriminations and betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.
But when Brendan’s unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.
Warrior is in theatres September 9, 2011.