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This action straight-to-DVD film brought good cinematography and performances but lousy fight scenes - full of violence, gore, blood and sex like the following TV series, "Spartacus". The good things about it is the cinematography and the acting, the bad thing about it is the action sequences which are fight scenes with poor choreography and camera effects involving a lot of flashes, quick cuts and slow motion for when our would be fighters strike a nice pose. As other reviewers have pointed out the plot isn't very original or very good but oddly enough the cast pull off good performances, Samuel L. Jackson obviously must have done this just for fun because he looked like he had a field day with his role and yet he gives a good performance like always so he definitely didn't slack despite the material he was given and Kellan Lutz despite being a bit stiff, is okay as the leading hero.
Derivative mess that even Samuel Jackson can't lift up. If you're bored, go for it. Better yet, watch a Van Damme film instead.
David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses. Good movie despite bad reviews from the critics. I enjoyed it alot, it has some nice action moves, and even though this type of film has been done before it truly was fun and exciting including a nice twist at the end. In Jonah Loop's action film Arena, kidnapped fireman David Lord (Kellan Lutz) is forced to fight for his life in a series of brutal internet-broadcast duels to the death organized by an evil businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) who has promised to let David go if he can survive these bouts. As the climactic and most dangerous bout approaches, David hatches a plan to bring down the entire operation.
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