Movie Review –
Given the cast that was listed in Southpaw (2015) it looked to be a great film, I was excited to check it out. Now let me put this out there, I’m not a big boxing fan but generally this movie looked appealing. I’m on my third time through watching it and honestly in the beginning first parts of the film I almost fell asleep every time. It seemed as if it took way too much time to build a story behind the main characters. The big thing that really got my attention is that in watching it the movie seemed to follow the exact story of the original Rocky with a bit of money behind him already more per say a Rocky 2 remake of some sort. Now I’m certainly not a fan of 50 Cent as everytime I see his name in something I seem to be looking for my quarters in my pocket; inside joke. Now yes the beginning of the movie did almost put me to sleep, but as the action began “and you will see the part I’m mentioning”, I saw blood. I felt the aggression and emotion of this movie when that part took place, it was “A Time to Kill” mode. Then the story went full on emotional grind. I personally in a situation like this would be an instant explosion, an unstoppable destruction to anyone or anything in my way. The way they done this story was beautiful, calm versus if it were me, yet a great story. Southpaw turned out to be a really great movie even given the beginning, it was really worth my three times watching it; and I hope you all enjoy it as well as I.
Our Rating based on 1-5 Stars: 4 stars
IMDB Info –
Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services.
Plot or Story Line –
As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring.