History Film / Warrior

10th Feb '17 6:08:22 AM Cieloazul
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** Koba is obviously Fedor Emelianenko with the serial numbers filed off. They are both bald, stoic, tattoo-free, dominant Russian champs who never fought on American soil. Some reviewers mistook the reference for a take on ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago.

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** Although some reviewers mistook the reference for a take on ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago, Koba is obviously Fedor Emelianenko with the serial numbers filed off. They are both bald, stoic, tattoo-free, sambo-based, dominant Russian champs who never fought on American soil. Some reviewers mistook His background also takes from the reference for guy who plays him, Wrestling/KurtAngle, as Koba is mentioned to be a take on ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago.gold medalist in wrestling just like Angle is.




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* WrestlingInAllOfUs: Koba defeats an opponent with a picture-perfect powerbomb, and later nails Brendan with a German suplex.
8th Feb '17 7:29:37 PM erforce
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** Koba is obviously Fedor Emelianenko with the serial numbers filed off. They are both bald, stoic, tattoo-free, dominant Russian champs who never fought on American soil. Some reviewers mistook the reference for a take on ''RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago.

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** Koba is obviously Fedor Emelianenko with the serial numbers filed off. They are both bald, stoic, tattoo-free, dominant Russian champs who never fought on American soil. Some reviewers mistook the reference for a take on ''RockyIV'''s ''Film/RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago.
29th Jan '17 5:40:06 PM Noraneko
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Or rather, posters and DVD cases spoil [[spoiler:Brendan and Tommy not only together in the ring but reconciling and leaving the cage -- the last sequence of the film.]]
9th Nov '16 1:26:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Lots of people, being a movie about MMA.



* CoolTeacher: Even before Brendan's students find out about his MMA skills, it is clear that he's very popular with them. Unsurprisingly, they like him even more when they find out he's a {{Badass}} MMA fighter.

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* CoolTeacher: Even before Brendan's students find out about his MMA skills, it is clear that he's very popular with them. Unsurprisingly, they like him even more when they find out he's a {{Badass}} badass MMA fighter.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Tommy, the {{Badass}} LightningBruiser, has huge abandonment and ParentalIssues and fights brutally as an outlet for all the bad things that happened in his life. Brendan, the passionate one, has guilt for not going with Tommy and their mother (especially when he realized things went FromBadToWorse) when he decided to stay with their father despite being TheUnfavourite [[WellDoneSonGuy because he wanted to have a proper relationship with him]], in addition to the only reason for him fighting again is to keep his own family afloat.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Tommy, the {{Badass}} badass LightningBruiser, has huge abandonment and ParentalIssues and fights brutally as an outlet for all the bad things that happened in his life. Brendan, the passionate one, has guilt for not going with Tommy and their mother (especially when he realized things went FromBadToWorse) when he decided to stay with their father despite being TheUnfavourite [[WellDoneSonGuy because he wanted to have a proper relationship with him]], in addition to the only reason for him fighting again is to keep his own family afloat.
22nd Oct '16 4:02:25 AM Buck
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* TigerVersusDragon: Like the tiger Tommy uses strength and force to brutally and quickly knock out his opponents while Brendan uses brazillian ju-jitsu in order to use force grapppling submisions on his opponents which is like the dragon aas they are more calm and calculating than the tiger because the tiger would have a fixation on brutality and effectiveness in combat.

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* TigerVersusDragon: Like the tiger Tommy uses strength and force to brutally and quickly knock out his opponents while Brendan uses brazillian ju-jitsu in order to use force grapppling submisions on his opponents which is like the dragon aas as they are more calm and calculating than the tiger because the tiger would have a fixation on brutality and effectiveness in combat.
22nd Oct '16 4:01:20 AM Buck
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* TigerVersusDragon: Like the tiger Tommy uses strength and force to brutally and quickly knock out his opponents while Brendan uses brazillian ju-jitsu in order to use force grapppling submisions on his opponents which is like the dragon aas they are more calm and calculating than the tiger because the tiger would have a fixation on brutality and effectiveness in combat.



* TheUnfavorite: Brendan, who was ignored by their father in favor of training Tommy.

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* TheUnfavorite: Brendan, who was ignored by their father in favor favour of training Tommy.
27th Aug '16 7:46:14 PM ASCE
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* ThePromise: Tommy's motivation in the tournament is to win the prize money for his dead best friend's family. When he's entered into Sparta, he calls the wife of the family to say to her he hasn't forgotten his promise. When Brendan pops his shoulder, in between rounds he breaks out into tears knowing he isn't going to be able to keep his promise.

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* ThePromise: Tommy's motivation in the tournament is to win the prize money for his dead best friend's family. When he's entered into Sparta, he calls the wife of the family to say to her he hasn't forgotten his promise. When [[spoiler:When Brendan pops his shoulder, in between rounds he breaks out into tears knowing he isn't going to be able to keep his promise.]]
27th Aug '16 7:45:09 PM ASCE
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* ThePromise: Tommy's motivation in the tournament is to win the prize money for his dead best friend's family. When he's entered into Sparta, he calls the wife of the family to say to her he hasn't forgotten his promise. When Brendan pops his shoulder, in between rounds he breaks out into tears knowing he isn't going to be able to keep his promise.
29th Jun '16 10:05:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Bryan Callen as a ringside color commentator is an obvious Joe Rogan impersonation. Both are brash comedians with a casual commentating style.

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** Bryan Callen as a ringside color commentator is an obvious Joe Rogan impersonation. Both are brash comedians with a casual commentating style. They're also good friends in real life.



* PerformerVsTechnician: The contrast between Tommy and Brendan's fighting styles. Though Tommy would not care either way, he is an ''incredibly'' flashy fighter to watch: he wastes no time and goes immediately for the knockout. He usually succeeds, thanks to his extraordinary power. Brendan, by contrast, is older and relies on getting his opponents to submit instead of knocking them out. It's even lampshaded in Brendan's fight against Koba, when the play-by-play announcer remarks on Brendan's "endless bag of submissions." [[spoiler: And, sure enough, Koba shakes off a straight armbar from side mount, a kimura wrist lock…only to fall victim to a kneebar.]]

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* PerformerVsTechnician: The contrast between Tommy and Brendan's fighting styles. Though Tommy would not care either way, he is an ''incredibly'' flashy fighter to watch: he wastes no time and goes immediately for the knockout. He usually succeeds, thanks to his extraordinary power. Brendan, by contrast, is older and relies on getting his opponents to submit instead of knocking them out. It's even lampshaded in Brendan's fight against Koba, when the play-by-play announcer remarks on Brendan's "endless bag of submissions." [[spoiler: And, sure enough, Koba shakes off a straight armbar from side mount, mount and a kimura wrist lock…only lock, only to fall victim to a kneebar.]]



* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Although Brendan already had Tommy since the 3rd round, he becomes more concerned for his brother's well being than actually winning the tournament. His wife is also obviously uncomfortable watching her husband dominating his own brother despite their urgent need for the prize money.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Although Brendan already had Tommy since the 3rd round, he becomes more concerned for his brother's well being well-being than actually winning the tournament. His wife is also obviously uncomfortable watching her husband dominating his own brother despite their urgent need for the prize money.]]



* RetiredBadass: The Conlons. Paddy is a retired boxer, Brendan is a former UFC fighter and comes back ''much'' better, and Tommy served in the U.S. Marines. [[spoiler: Or rather, went AWOL.]]

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* RetiredBadass: The Conlons. Paddy is a retired boxer, Brendan is a former UFC fighter and comes back ''much'' better, and Tommy served in the U.S. Marines. [[spoiler: Or rather, went AWOL.]]



* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler: Brendan pulled [[DarkHorseVictory dark horse victories]] after the other, ultimately winning the tournament.]]

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler: Brendan pulled [[DarkHorseVictory pulls one dark horse victories]] victory after the other, another, ultimately winning the tournament.]]



** Brendan's "I forgave you & mom" speech to Tommy made the latter go from indifferent to extremely pissed off.

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** Brendan's "I forgave you & and mom" speech to Tommy made the latter go from indifferent to extremely pissed off.
29th Jun '16 9:59:16 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MsFanservice: Brendan's wife, played by Creator/JenniferMorrison.
** To say nothing of the ring girls.

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* MsFanservice: Brendan's wife, played by Creator/JenniferMorrison.
** To say nothing of the
The ring girls.girls, as in any MMA event.
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