Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Reviews
I expected something fairly by-the-book from this one and wasn't really expecting to become so engrossed in Chris Bell's personal life or his personality so it was a pleasant surprise when I did. I also didn't expect the film to offer much other than a 'steroids are bad' narrative but there's much more going on here. It raises questions about American culture, how we view our idols, self-confidence ,and many other things. Basically, the issue is treated with the complexity that it deserves and that is rare when we're talking about the use of illegal substances.
I will say that the film felt a bit stretched out- it's close to the two hour mark and doesn't tread new ground throughout. Still, a minor complaint considering how fascinating this one was.
The story revolves around 3 brothers and there growing up in America idolizing people like Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger. Its a interesting story and does not take sides tells the story from all angles. I have never been a supporter of any performance enhancing drugs and I will never endorse such a thing either. This is a great doco for anyone that is contemplating to do them curious etc...
The young ones should watching this with parents.