The Calcium Kid Reviews
I only watched this because of Orlando, but he isn't funny and really isn't an actor - so got what I paid for.
Couldn't get through the whole thing - returned it 1 hour later saying it was the wrong one. Wasn't even worth the free viewing.
The documentary aspect of the movie was a mess. It tried to exploit the humor of mockumentary without actually shooting in a documentary style... and while I learned a lot of film analysis bullshit, I just don't see how they honestly thought this coherently worked within the form.
None the less, this film makes me smile, and at the end of the day, that can be all that matters.
The cast is pretty good, the characters well and realistically drawn; the blood-lusty boxers, Orlando's Jimmy who is so totally out of it sometimes it isn't even funny... the manager who is just out for himself, a coach who had definitely seen his best days and... you get the drift from there.
The movie itself is told from the point of view of documentary makers, but they still manage to keep the scenes and plot fluent. They don't "forget" that everything on film is shot through a camera which is actually part of the movie.
All in all a decent movie. Not to be taken too seriously. A few pearls of wisdom here and there, and the rest is just slightly on the odd side of fun.
Orlando Bloom can't really act tough, nor can he act innocent--especially from the lack of his reactions within the first 15-20 minutes of the film.