YMMV: Never Back Down

  • Cliché Storm: A guy is humilated by a jerk, then train himself hard by a wise mentor, beats the crap out of the jerk and finally gets the girl. How original.
    • Point for point, this film served as a pretty spot-on remake of The Karate Kid several years before the actual Karate Kid remake, replacing karate with MMA similar to how the official remake replaced karate with Kung Fu.
  • First Installment Wins: Most fans of this movie don't like the direct-to-DVD sequel.
  • What an Idiot: The acrobatic fighter who faces Ryan gets a solid one. The guy spend most of the fight giving an elaborate but utterly useless exhibition of capoeira/breakdance/whatever and predictably gets knocked out with a single punch.