Monday, November 24, 2008

The Wrestler Official Trailer and Final One Sheet Movie Poster

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to see The Wrestler. Every review The Blot has read about Darren Aronofsky’s latest film has touted the movie as amazing and has praised Mickey Rourke’s performance as washed-up professional wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson. People are even mentioning Aronofsky, Rourke and The Wrestler as potential Oscar nominees.

The Wrestler Final Theatrical One Sheet Movie Poster
Rourke’s Robinson sounds like the 80’s version of Hulk Hogan, but from an alternate reality where he was forced to retire while still in his prime due to a heart condition. The movie follows Robinson after retirement as he tries to forge a new life for himself even though he still longs for the fame his skills in the squared circle brought him. The Ram struggles to find meaning in the monotony of his new life while “he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival” played by former WCW wrestler Ernest “The Cat” Miller. (link) It’s all very Rocky-like isn’t it? Check out the official trailer for The Wrestler below:

The Wrestler, which also stars Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood, opens in theaters on December 17, 2008.
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