I looked to see if there was another thread about this film and didn't see one.
I ordered this last night and watched it. I have been a wrestling fan nce about age 6, I love wrestling. So needless to say I was excited to watch this film. After seeing it though I was really quite disappointed. I really expected more especially with all the hype surrounding the film and the Oscar nomination.
It is depresng from beginning to end. They bacally ripped the character Randy "The Ram" off of Jake "The Snake" if you have ever seen the documentary Beyond the Mat that came out years ago. The story is the same. He used to wrestle in front of 20,000 people and now he wrestles in a high school gym with about 50. He is broken down, does drugs, lives like a bum, has horrible family problems, you get the picture. It goes on and on and what was a 2 hour movie felt like it could have been condensed into 90 minutes ealy.
My biggest gripe with the movie was the fact that they never sold me on the fact that Randy "The Ram" was this huge deal. They did an opening montage showing off old posters and you heard the roar of the crowd but that was it. It opens with him being a run down image of his former self. You never see him at his best which just killed it for me....
Anyone else seen this?