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Born Strong (2017)

The four strongest men on the planet compete for the crown. We meet each 400-pound giant in his home country, then on to The Arnold Strongman Classic. Starring Eddie Hall, Hafthor Bjornsson, Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas.

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Credited cast:
Eddie Hall Eddie Hall
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Brian Shaw Brian Shaw
Zyndrunas Savickas Zyndrunas Savickas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Bryce Colin Bryce
David Epstein David Epstein
Alex Hall Alex Hall
Mark Henry
Bill Kazmeier Bill Kazmeier
Andy Shaddeau Andy Shaddeau ... Himself
Keri Shaw Keri Shaw
Terry Todd Terry Todd
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Born Strong is the story of the four strongest men on the planet. Each year, the Arnold Strongman Classic crowns the winner in the purest test of strength on the planet. This year's Arnolds are unique with each of these four weighing more than 400 pounds. Lithuanian Zydrunas Savickas, 40, is the acknowledged Strongest Man Ever, who may have passed his prime. American Brian Shaw is the defending champion, a 6'8', 425-pound giant who seems poised to take the crown. England's Eddie Hall is "the hungry wolf," knocking on the door. "I'll do anything," he says. "I'll die, if I have to." Finally, there's Icelander Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays the Mountain on Game of Thrones. He's the youngest of the group, but with perhaps the greatest potential. "It's great to see these Monsters," says Arnold Schwarzenegger, the host of the competition and a former bodybuilding champion. Born Strong revels in the drama when these remarkable giants clash. Only one will win.

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The four strongest men on the planet compete to win the Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Strongman Classic.


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3 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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1/2 Documentary, 1/2 Arnold Strongman commercial
27 February 2018 | by FabledGentlemanSee all my reviews

I have been following these guys for years. I admire all of them, and i personally consider The Big Z to be the all time greatest strongman, but i have Shaw as my favorite in current day. But i also love that Eddie Hall won the worlds strongest man 2017, he has worked so hard to get there, but so is also the case for all the others of course. in 2018 i hope Hafthor takes it, he has been silver so many times now, he deserves at least one win, so we can finally call him worlds strongest man.

Anyways, this documentary is focused around Arnold Classic, one of the other strongman events, and because of that you have interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which are really nice. Arnold is a very motivational guy, and maybe the best bodybuilder that ever lived, listening to him about training philosophy and goals, is pure awesomeness.

But this documentary doesn't really deliver anything i haven't already seen, it's a very basic, straight forward production. You meet the guys, you learn about their background, you hear about their meal plans, their workout routines. But all of this was things i already knew, so this documentary don't really provide fans of strongman anything new to feast on.

I also knew who the winner of that strongman was, so that was not a surprise either. But it's probably a better watch for people who want to learn about the sport and the people competing. You will see that these are normal guys, just bigger, and a lot stronger.

Of course they are all on steroids, but that is because there are no tests conducted in these events, so if one uses it, all must use it, or they can't compete. And i know many people hate this, and they think that the one that takes the most drugs, will win. This is not the case.

To become a strongman you have to eat insane amounts of food, every single day, and you have to work out for hours every day. You can't just take drugs and sit on the couch and then go lift 500kg, not going to happen. So for those that aren't familiar with the sport, then i would really recommend this documentary, you will get to know these guys and see how they are behind the scenes. But of course, steroids is not mentioned with a single word in the documentary.

And as the cherry on the frosting, one of the biggest reasons for most people to watch this, is that Hafthor is playing "The Mountain" in Game of Thrones. He is the biggest star of them all, by far.

7/10 - Quite good


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