MMA  > General MMA  > Never Back Down 2
August 31, 2011, 10:42 AM
not so good....plot and acting are better than the first one but the filming/direction/script are a bit lame and chaotic....very little character development as all of the characters come out of nowhere and they don't really explain each character's motivation so you end up wondering why you are supposed to care....but at the same time, they don't abandon all attempts at character development in order to provide an simple fight-fest....you kinda get a little of each....and that leaves you with less than a complete movie...It's kinda cool to see Machida(cameo), Duffee(one of several main characters), and Big John(cameo)...
August 31, 2011  11:18 AM ET

This is actually a pretty good review Loki, thanks. Unexpected, but I'm glad you put it here none the less.

August 31, 2011  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is actually a pretty good review Loki, thanks. Unexpected, but I'm glad you put it here none the less.

the one cool thing is that they don't over-glamourize certain moves as being more effective than they really are....the first one did too much of that...

August 31, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

the one cool thing is that they don't over-glamourize certain moves as being more effective than they really are....the first one did too much of that...

I remember hearing an interview with Eddie Bravo where he said that he was involved in this one and it had way better fight scenes than the first.

August 31, 2011  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I remember hearing an interview with Eddie Bravo where he said that he was involved in this one and it had way better fight scenes than the first.

yup...he's in it too...

August 31, 2011  07:31 PM ET

I never saw the first one, just didn't look good to me. Fighting with Channing Tatum was eh ok I guess. What do u think of Warrior that's coming out this week?

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September 1, 2011  12:05 AM ET

The 1st one they ripped off the karate kid. Hope warrior is good.

September 1, 2011  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The 1st one they ripped off the karate kid. Hope warrior is good.

yeah, Never Back Down 1 was a better remake of Karate Kid than the new Karate Kid where Will Smith's kid learns Kung Fu, not Karate....

September 1, 2011  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

yeah, Never Back Down 1 was a better remake of Karate Kid than the new Karate Kid where Will Smith's kid learns Kung Fu, not Karate....

Agreed.

 
September 3, 2011  06:23 PM ET

Saw it liked it.....If it involves fighting I'm down....lame plot was like oh we gotta wipe Duffee's character out before the finale fight otherwise no one could beat him......Those were all kids and Duffee **** bigger terds. Overall I was happy watching Michael Jai White but he was really a background character...loved blood n bone that was sick!

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