The Fighter trailer online

Wahlberg deserves a fighting chance

The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg’s true-life boxing flick The Fighter has just premiered its first trailer online – and it’s certainly an attention-grabber.

Directed by David O. Russell, Wahlberg plays boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward, who struggles to balance his dreams of becoming a professional fighter with the demands of his family.

Thankfully he has Christian Bale as his brother helping to coach him, and Amy Adams hanging around as a potential love interest.

If you like your drama infused with messages of hope and inner grit, The Fighter looks like the film for you. Check out the trailer below…

The obvious comparison here is Rocky, but can Mark Wahlberg follow up The Other Guys with another stellar lead turn to match Stallone's star-making role?

Considering the pedigree of back-up he’s got behind him in The Fighter, we wouldn’t bet against him.

The Fighter opens on 4 February 2011.

Could this be a Rocky for the 21st Century? Comments below...


In cinemas this week…


    • garyu2

      Sep 16th 2010, 14:58

      Looks pretty decent.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 17th 2010, 6:38

      As a massive boxing fan I am very excited to see this. Micky Ward was never anything special but he was a warrior, watch anyone of his fights with Arturo Gatti and you'll be engrossed.

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    • Jcoyle

      Nov 28th 2010, 13:42

      This looks like a pretty good film but I dont think this can compete with the Rocky films as it has already left its mark on boxing movies.

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    • Lingdada

      Dec 4th 2010, 13:58

      Another fake macho tired cliched fight movie! Dire!

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