Posted on 1/17/13 04:24 PM
Dramatic, Depressing And Heart-Breaking at times, The Wrestler is a very good movie which is majorly boosted by the brilliant performance by the returning Mickey Rourke as Randy ''The Ram'' Robinson and the Brilliant direction of Darren Aronofsky in making the movie this good which is backed up with a unique and life-like story of a rather complicated character.
So This Original Story which is written by Robert D. Siegel is about an aged professional wrestler Randy Robinson(Rourke) who gets a heart attack after a wrestling match one day,he finds out cannot wrestle ever again due to a poor heart condition and will die if he decides to wrestle and must retire from it, but he finds it increasingly difficult to stay out it and live a rather normal life which is filled with complications such as earning his living and making a healthy relationship with his love interest Cassidy(Tomei) and his daughter Stephenie(Wood), and is caught in a dilemma on what to do next.
This Movie revolves around Mickey Rourke as the main character who is the vocal point of the movie and who did a remarkable job considering that this was his return to mainstream cinema's after a short spell away he makes the role his own as he becomes like an aged wrestler in the end of his career and also does a perfect job in acting as a rather lonely Randy ''The Ram'' Robinson, and Rourke is one of the few main reasons on why this movie is so worth watching. Marissa Tomei does a very good in portraying Cassidy who is a stripper and also Randy's love interest, along with Evan Rachel Wood as Stephenie who's the daughter of Randy, and although Rourke steals the show in the movie, the other actors have done a good job in their roles.
In My Opinion, This movie is this good because of two reasons which are The Acting of Rourke and The Direction of Darren Aronofsky who does a tremendous job with the staff he got and considering that some of them are'nt even actors and there are so many inexperienced actors in the movie, he made every one of them act brilliantly. He also utilized this story and chose the right man in Rourke to play it, and showed the story perfectly to the audience thus making e a different type of a movie and he again excels in making really brilliant movies of different genre's.
The Story which is original is about a different type of a movie which also show's some action in the wrestling sequences, but is way different in most of it as a rather tensed drama about a rather lonely wrestler who's life is only about wrestling, and this story is very unique in its own way and kudos to the story writer Robert Siegel and also Kudos to the Director and Rourke for showing it so brilliantly to the audience.
The Music in this movie is given quite well and the music synchronized well with the scene's, many of which were quite dramatic, while many were tensed and depressing at times. Music Director Clint Mansell has done a good job with the back-ground music of this movie and the ending music was good too. The Set Design of the wrestling arena was also decently made up by the Set Designers.
This Movie is definitely one to watch for movie fans and the brilliant acting by Rourke is the shining light of this brilliant movie backed up by the effort put into it by the staff of the movie.
My Rating: 7.5/10