Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.
|Release Date||:||March 4, 2008|
|Production Company||:||Summit Entertainment, Mandalay Pictures, Baumgarten Management and Productions (BMP)|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Jeff Wadlow, John R. Woodward, Melinda Taksen|
|Casts||:||Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Wyatt Smith, Neil Brown Jr., Lauren Leech, Nadine Avola, Tilky Jones, Steven Crowley, Tom Nowicki, Chele André, Affion Crockett, Chris Lindsay|
|Plot Keywords||:||rebel, martial arts, underground, fight, training, champion, sport, high school, party, revenge, blood, nemesis, violence, club, brawl|
. . . Never Back Down was still a really great movie that I had a lot of fun watching, and I was surprised with how much I actually ended up liking it. Of course this film is really very predictable and was basically just a rip-off version of Fight Club, The Karate Kid, and movies like that in general that was basically aimed at 16, 17, and 18 year old boys, but it was really enjoyable if you just judge it based on an actual movie and not what audience it's trying to pull in.
It did get pretty annoying and downright unbelievable at times, but I have to give this movie it's props, because the acting was done very professionally for a bunch of model-body teenage actors, and it also managed to keep me so interested and entertained through the entire film with semi adroit and crafty, motivating scenes and material matter. It gets a bit mediocre, as I have said, and some stuff just falls flat, but they handle everything they lack so well with other interesting and appealing scenes and substance, excluding the featherweight dialogue, haha.
Overall, I was so happy with the outcome of this movie, because while being cliché, and certainly not worthy of winning an Oscar or anything like that, it was really enjoyable, and I had a great time watching it. If you lower your expectations and free your mind, I bet you will too. I suggest you see it if you can appreciate it for what it is. If anything else, there is Cam Gigandet and Sean Faris shirtless.