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Generation Iron (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Drama, Sport  |  20 September 2013 (USA)
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A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.

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From the producer of the original classic Pumping Iron', comes "Generation Iron" the long awaited true story of dedication, rivalry, victory, defeat, redemption and triumph... The film examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives us access to the lives of current bodybuilding stars Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Victor Martinez, Hidetada Yamagishi as well as ambitious newcomer Ben Pakulski and European sensation Roelly Winklaar on their journey to be crowned Mr. Olympia. Written by Steve Greenberg

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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$245,000 (USA) (20 September 2013)

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$849,521 (USA) (13 December 2013)
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Generation Iron is So-So
9 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who follows the sport of professional bodybuilding closely, this movie really didn't tell me anything I already didn't know. It was over dramatic, under acted, and kind of disappointing. Yes we all get it, Kai Greene had a rough childhood and Phil Heath is a genetic freak. Maybe if Kai stopped complaining how he's had such a rough life he'd actually win some Olympia's. If the Olympia went to the athlete with the biggest sob story, Kai would win. For me, the movie went too far into the psyche of the athletes instead of showing more of the actual lifting and eating. This movie might be okay for someone who doesn't know anything about the sport, but it was mediocre at best. Th e majority of the scenes in that movie I had already seen on You tube or other bodybuilding sites.


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