logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Action Movies Site

BellaOnline's Action Movies Editor

g

Fighting

Guest Author - Jamise Grace Liddell

Movie Reviewed: Fighting
Directed By: Dito Montiel
Starring: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Zulay Henao, Michael Rivera, Luis Guzman, Brian J. White
Rated: Rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language.
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Misher Films

">
New York has rhythm. Residents in the “Big Apple” occasionally exist at one another’s expense; and the gritty streets of New York make a complimentary back- drop for the pros and cons of winning and losing in the game of life. In the new film Fighting, Director Dieto Montiel gives New York rhythm new-fangled meaning as he redefines the words “beat, beaten and beat-up.”

Hot and handsome heart throb, Channing Tatum is Shawn MacArthur, a man who is trying to survive on the streets of New York. Earthy, gritty and exciting, Tatum demonstrates that hand to hand combat has never been more intense or suspenseful. Fighting as a film is perfectly predictable, but worth every minute of viewing because of the motley cast, the natural performances and that “root for the underdog” feeling.

Terrance Howard portrays one of his most squidgy characters to date as Harvey Boarden. A mild- mannered, fast talking, low level New York hustler looking for a break, Boarden finds a cash cow in young MacArthur when he introduces the lad on the underground fighting circuit. Rich folks and street thugs alike bet big bucks on fighters. As young MacArthur builds a winning reputation, he runs into old rival, cocky fighting champion Evan Hailey, played “spot-on” by Brian J. White. Love also enters the ring.

Romantic interest Zulay (her real first name) Velez is a sultry single mother, who is trying to make ends meet by working as a waitress at a local club. Velez lives with her daughter, and Alba Guzman, her doting, protective and no nonsense grandmother. Seventy eight year-old actress Altagracia Guzman steals every scene she is in, even beating out the surefire charms of little Lila, her on screen granddaughter.

Fighting is full of good old fashioned butt kicking, that looks real and will make you wince. Every fight is engaging, intense, and full of satisfaction. Channing gave flesh for this role; his nose was broken by one of the professional fighters. Such brutality is a testament to the mesmerizing and raw gladiator action that can be found in the movie.

On screen, raw, sexy, hot, passion flows from every molecule of Tatum’s body. Together, Henao and Tatum exhibit the kind of electric sensation that is often sought out in leading couple pairings, but rarely achieved. When their characters, Zulay and Shawn, finally they kiss, you’ll want to jump in a cold pool, cause you’ll catch fire just watching.
Add Fighting to Twitter Add Fighting to Facebook Add Fighting to MySpace Add Fighting to Del.icio.us Digg Fighting Add Fighting to Yahoo My Web Add Fighting to Google Bookmarks Add Fighting to Stumbleupon Add Fighting to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Action Movies Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Jamise Grace Liddell. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Jamise Grace Liddell. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Dianne Walker for details.

g


g features
Divergent Movie Review

White House Down Movie Review

Olympus Has Fallen Movie Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor