Never Back Down | movie review

A story about a young guy who lives struggled by the death of his own father. A young guy living with anger, shame and blame, convincing himself that he was the reason of his father’s death. A star athlete on the football team at home, but having himself moving with family to a new city opened the door to be known as an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler.

Making an attempt to fit in, and at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja he goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully.While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Martial Arts. He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua.

t is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master.  Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed.  For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory.  His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is.



Rating: 4.5 out of 5


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