Tag Archives: Boxing

My Punch-drunk Boxer (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Pansori boxer

The promotional poster of South Korean film “My Punch-drunk Boxer”, whose original title is “Pansori Boxer”, looked pretty odd and silly to me when I came across it a few months ago. After all, the juxtaposition of boxing and a … Continue reading

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Creed II (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Fathers and sons with issue

“Creed II” is a safe sequel mostly making predictable moves inside its genre conventions. Although it is understandably less refreshing and surprising compared to what was magnificently achieved in its 2015 predecessor, the movie is still fairly entertaining mainly thanks … Continue reading

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Creed (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Something Old, New, and Unexpected

“Creed” is an underdog movie true to the dogged spirit of its old senior in many ways. Faithfully following its senior’s footsteps with some bittersweet sense of nostalgia, the movie also brings a considerable amount of fresh energy into the … Continue reading

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Fists of Legend (2013) ☆☆(2/4) : Lots of punches and kicks with little preparation

Usually, the sports films about boxing or kickboxing or MMA or any other kinds of sports played in the ring/cage have the preparation/build-up process before their obligatory big showdown scene. Main characters are introduced in the beginning, and we get … Continue reading

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The Fighter (2010) ☆☆1/2(2.5/3) : Maybe it should have been titled “The Fighters”

Although there are good things I like, there is something unbalanced in “The Fighter” bothers me, and that is why I am not so sure about whether I like it or not. It is definitely a well-made drama with the … Continue reading

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