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Arena (2011)

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David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Director:

Jonah Loop

Writers:

Tony Giglio, Michael Hultquist (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Logan
Kellan Lutz ... David Lord
Johnny Messner ... Kaden
Katia Winter ... Milla
Daniel Dae Kim ... Taiga
James Remar ... Agent McCarty
Nina Dobrev ... Lori
Lauren Shiohama ... Kawaii
Irene Choi ... Kaneko
Kofi Yiadom ... Ripper
Derek Mears ... Brutus Jackson
Dean J. West ... Rick
Jason Zone Fisher Jason Zone Fisher ... Josh
Kent Jude Bernard Kent Jude Bernard ... Craig
Grant Case Grant Case ... Drunk Frat Boy
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David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's no greater battle... Than the battle for your life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence throughout, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It only takes fourteen minutes, from the start of the movie, before Kellan Lutz gets his shirt off. See more »

Goofs

The South African prison vehicle is completely wrong. Prisoner transport is done in specially modified trucks. See more »

Quotes

David Lord: Life sucks. Scars happen.
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready For Battle
Written by Jonathan Merkel
Performed by KT Scene
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Not as bad as it seems.
22 April 2012 | by Bubach92See all my reviews

Well, you've seen it all before, it's not a new concept but it's still pretty interesting. I sat through the whole movie without any problems at all. Sure, some things were pretty stupid like that an infamous mass murderer wouldn't have more security or that you cannot possibly survive the amount beating the main character receives.

I liked the movie but unfortunately it was too average. The acting is nothing to complain about but the characters are pretty boring. Samuel L. Jackson gives us a typical villain and Kellan Lutz gives us the usual hero, nothing special on that front.

I liked Daniel Dae Kim's character but he had a too small a role. It had every better if they had developed his character more then I would care a lot more about the people who died. There are lots of people who die but I did not think I really cared it was unfortunate and something that they could have worked more with.

This is by no means comparable to Hunger Games/BR, but give it a shot if you just want some pretty OK entertainment.


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