Circle Of Pain Reviews
Predictable but the fighting scenes were okay and you have a splash of everything starting with the reluctant hero, the deranged bad guy, the eccentric trainer, and the wheelchair-bound sidekick and there is a brief spar with "Kimbo" The Slice as well.
Just cuz you see Kimbo on the display front and center, dont think it stars him! He only has 2 scenes and the later is laughably stupid.
Its still the same old smack ( an old favorite fighter is forced to step back into the cage and compete for what he loves ) but this time they got a new guy in the lead role. Hes a much better but still no where near a Mickie Rourke or Sly Stallone.
Of corse they managed to include a heaping helping of overtly foul language and gratuitous sex scenes just for the hell of it.
Again we have an actual fighter playing the main villian, well at least he used to be a fighter. talking about Heath Herring whose gone from the likeable tough guy from the first film, to the hateful beast of a man in ths role.
Oh look they even managed to throw Frank Mir in their so he could get beat up for a few minuets on camera. Way to go Frank, man that was a horribly mediocre and random fight scene. Perfect for this film!
The whole movie is overlayed in this heavy metal / rock music that gives it this trashy vibe and puts you in a dazed trance of scattered thoughts and emotions. Horrible.
Even with the help of Dean Cain ( in a wheel chair no less ) the acting just fails over & over. Can hardly stand to watch and listen to all this hard headed, ego -centric, brawn before brains, im bigger and better than you crap.
I am a fan of the UFC and, although I don't really like sports movies, I thought this might be interesting, especially as it had Slice and Mir in it, surely that had to mean something, no, these were token appearances completely irrelevant to the film.
The story is as cliche and overused as it could be and the acting was woeful, the fight scenes were as obviously choreographed as swan lake, and the music was terrible. I can see why this does not seem to have been promoted by Dana White and chums, it must be an embarrassment to them.
but as far asthe movie, it really does not articulate something new... of course there are part that difers from what is already done (the sexy greedy boss, the not-so-harmed ex wife) but we all know how it's going to end. however the sex scenes made this a really manly movie... and for a change...we are not going to judge these men for their acting skills.. ther are plenty of attention on the director and the fight scenes.. which were good and well edited.