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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  8 April 2011 (USA)
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Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

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Picking up after the events of Never Back Down 2, former MMA champion Case Walker is on the comeback trail to become champion once again.

Director: Michael Jai White
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Tim Newhouse
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Eve
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Frankie
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D.J. Bravo
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Zack's Friend
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Vale Newhouse
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Ex-boxer Zack (Alex Meraz), talented MMA fighter Tim (Todd Duffee), bullied record store clerk Justin (Scott Epstein), and wrestler Mike (Dean Geyer) come from various backgrounds, but they all share one thing in common: a passion for the "savage science" and quickly become loyal to their unorthodox trainer, Case (Michael Jai White), a brilliant ex-UFC Champion down on his own luck. Teaching them about much more than fighting, Case prepares the young men for a competition called the Beatdown, run by local college kid and fight impresario Max (Evan Peters). When their mentor gets set-up by some bad cops, the young men band together to root out a traitor in their midst. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Lyoto Machida:  Former UFC light heavyweight champion, . See more »

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At eleven minutes, Zack is knocked out. As he lands, his arms are over his head. When the shot shifts to a different camera, his arms are at his sides. See more »

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Justin Epstein: I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm not gonna hurt you. I just... I came here to thank you. I wanna thank you for turning me into the beast that I am today.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Teenage Karate Tiger 2
27 August 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The first "Never Back Down" was a MTV inspired version of "Karate Tiger meets Beverly Hills 90210" with a lot of good looking kids (Amber Heard being one of them), some nice fight and training sequences and tons of bad acting and a cheesy script. Never Back Down 2 offers more of the same. Instead of suffering trough the "emotional journey" of one character, the focus is on 4 of them, everyone's motivations and storyline being a thin as the piece of paper, that one characters is hitting for 80 minutes (don't ask, watch it and you'll know). However the fights and training montages are great (especially the sequences with MJW, moving impressively fluid for a guy of his size, and the rad capoeira dances of Meraz) and MJW is as charismatic as ever in this underwritten role as a mentor with a troubled past. Overall the movie is enjoyable if you're not expecting too much and are a fan of MMA-related movies or of cheesy, "so bad that it's fun" 80's karate flicks.


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