Like Water (2012)
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"Like Water"feels wildly incomplete, a let-down for fans and initiates to the sport alike.
A tepid, superficial sports documentary about Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight king Anderson Silva.
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Like Water is a documentary on UFC fighter, Anderson Silva, and the lead up to his extremely publicized 7th title defense fight against Chael Sonnen. It's a short little movie, but it was very entertaining to watch. If you like UFC and the whole circus atmosphere is exudes, then this movie will give you even more of an appreciation for it. The movie doesn't really dive too deep into the legend of Anderson Silva, but it gets the surface level stuff done well enough. Basically liking this movie comes down to one thing and one thing only. Do you like watching two people beat the shit out of each other? If yes, then this is definitely worth a look. It's even more worth it if you've been a follower or fan of Anderson Silva for a long time. The guy is obviously a remarkable fighter, entertainer, and athlete. It's weird seeing this movie now, after he just lost the belt, but nonetheless, Silva's image of one of the best fighters ever can never be taken away.
Like Water may not do much for people who don't enjoy MMA but for fans of the sport the documentary about Anderson Silva is a fun behind the scenes view one of the greatest fighters of all time as he prepares for his title defense against obnoxious Chael Sonnen. Like Water is effective in giving fans of the sport insight into what fighters go through before fight night but it would have been much better with some insight into why Silva became a fighter and his childhood. Like Water could have been about so much more than preparing for a fight but director Pablo Croce missed the boat and left some questions unanswered.
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) are bigger than ever. Boxing has taken a back seat and today's fighting champs are seen as fearless, crazy and monstrous. At a base level, there is no mistaking that the sport is not for everyone. But everyone in the sport is not a monster and the skill, patience and sheer willpower it takes to excel in these endeavors are embodied in the current UFC middle weight champion, Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Full Review: http://tinyurl.com/3wtvjuu
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