I saw The Fighter over the weekend and thought it was well done. Not sure if it's the sports movie of the decade like Sports Illustrated calls it in their latest issue but Mark Walberg and Christian Bale both give great performances. I had read an interview with Micky Ward about the movie before it was released so I knew his trilogy with Gatti wasn't going to be covered but some of the viewers at the theater yelled at the end "What? No trilogy with Gatti???" While I can understand how fans would naturally expect it to be covered I'm actually glad that it wasn't. Maybe it's just me but there's no way a fake choreographed movie scene could ever remake the epic wars that he fought with Gatti and not come out looking corny. The focus on Ward's family struggles and determination to make it were compelling enough without adding in Gatti.
If anyone else saw it what'd you think and where do you rank it in the pantheon of boxing movies?
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