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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)

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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Case Walker
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Zack Gomes
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Tim Newhouse
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Justin Epstein
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Eve
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Stacey Asaro ...
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Gralen Bryant Banks ...
Frankie
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Caucasian Cop
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D.J. Bravo
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Grant Case ...
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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8 April 2011 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Case Walker says: "We need emotion content, not anger" then he nods. This is a line from Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. See more »

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Before they talk about going to Thailand they are dropped off by a Thai Taxi after the club at their hotel. See more »

Quotes

Case Walker: You need to get a soul, little man.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Written by Joseph E. Jackson (as Joseph Jackson) and Terry Bryant (aka Skratch)
Performed by Joseph E. Jackson (as Joseph Jackson) and Terry Bryant (aka Skratch)
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Generic and predictable...
9 January 2016 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For an action movie then this was as predictable as they come. Yep, it is one of those movies where an underdog receives a short period of training in martial arts, then rises to the occasion and wins despite impossible odds against many other well-trained combatants.

Story-wise then "Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown" was rather generic and similar to many other similar movies before it. Actually it was almost a frame-by-frame copy of the first movie.

What makes the movie somewhat worthy watching is the fight during the actual Beatdown event, but it doesn't take place before well over an hour into the movie. The rest of the movie was just, sorry to say, a rather mundane story.

As for the acting, well I will say that it was adequate for the particular genre that it is. Just don't get your hopes up for academy award winning performances.

This sequel is a blatant and unnecessary remake of the first "Never Back Down" movie, to the point where it was embarrassing to bear witness to. It wasn't a continuation or anything, and sure it was with other characters, but the plot and storyline was a copy and paste job that was made so hastily.

"Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown" is a mediocre action movie experience, although it does show some impressive fighting skills from Michael Jai White. It might be worth a watch if you enjoy fighting movies that is driven by the action and a solid storyline is left far behind in its wake.


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