Another classmate Evan Peters sees what happened, and encourages Jake to visit martial arts trainer Jean Roqua Djimon Hounsou. And with its emphasis on stupid violence, xylophone abs, and getting yourself on , it's yet another product that makes you feel bad about today's youth culture. A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new highschool to discover an underground fightclub and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting. Get back on track after what happen last time Case Walker played by the talented Michael Jai White find himself in Thailand face off with a gruesome fighter named Braga. Before he goes to the tournament, he has a brief argument with Roqua about his decision to fight. There, Jake is pushed into a fight and humiliated. Of course this film is really very predictable and was basically just a rip-off version of Fight Club, The Karate Kid, and movies like that in general that was basically aimed at 16, 17, and 18 year old boys, but it was really enjoyable if you just judge it based on an actual movie and not what audience it's trying to pull in.
Ryan easily defeats Jake, with video of the event circulating at their school and leaving Jake humiliated. It gets a bit mediocre, as I have said, and some stuff just falls flat, but they handle everything they lack so well with other interesting and appealing scenes and substance, excluding the featherweight dialogue, haha. It did get pretty annoying and downright unbelievable at times, but I have to give this movie it's props, because the acting was done very professionally for a bunch of model-body teenage actors, and it also managed to keep me so interested and entertained through the entire film with semi adroit and crafty, motivating scenes and material matter. This does not include Blu-ray sales. Never Back Down is an action film that premiered on March 14, 2008.
But Jake wants to fit in, and he decides to go to a party with his classmate Baja Amber Heard. . Jake initially refuses to fight until Ryan talks about his father who passed away. Sean Faris takes the leading role as Jake Tyler, the new kid in town. Ryan begins to create a scene before the entire school but Jake tries to step in to defend Baja. After having been banished from the gym by Roqua after his fight is discovered, Jake begs for forgiveness saying his anger is quelled when he is training with Roqua.
Jake Sean Faris moves to Orlando, Fla. He feels like an outsider in his new school and frequently lets his temper flare out of control. The movie is light-hearted with some cheesy moment about friendship but that what these kind of movie about so i enjoy every minute of it and hope one day to see Case Walker vs Yuri Boyka. Storyline: At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. However Jake escapes and knocks out Ryan using one of the first combinations Roqua taught him. After he and Max leave the gym, Jake gets into a road rage brawl with a group of men whom Jake easily disposes of while Max films. Jake then apologizes to Baja for not listening when she first apologized and the two proceed to begin a relationship.
Chris Hauty, the screenwriter, decided to write the film after he watched son revealed some videos to him of various school fights, along with fights from his school, that were placed on YouTube. If you lower your expectations and free your mind, I bet you will too. The movie was released on March 14, 2008. A second sequel, titled Never Back Down: No Surrender, again directed by White, who also reprises his role as Case Walker. The film also stars , Gillian Waters, Steven Quardos, and. Ryan then proceeds to challenge Jake to compete in the Beatdown, an underground fighting tournament of which Ryan is the reigning champion. Each of the school scenes were shot on the Cypress Creek High School campus.
Jake has won the respect of his fellow students, including Ryan, and Roqua closes the gym with a ticket to Brazil, signaling his intention to reconcile with his father. After Ryan insults him again and leaves, Jake attends training with Roqua. The film showcases the Mixed Martial Arts fighting style, and focuses on the effects that viral YouTube videos can have on school student's. I suggest you see it if you can appreciate it for what it is. Upon hearing that Jake has decided not to compete in the Beatdown, Ryan invites Max to hang out at his house; there he feigns interest in with Max before assaulting him and leaving him at Jake's door. Jake doesn't win the fight, but Max Cooperman, who later becomes one of Jake's best friends introduces himself to his mentor, Jean Roqua, a Mixed Martial Arts instructor. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.
Another classmate Evan Peters sees what happened, and encourages Jake to visit martial arts trainer Jean Roqua Djimon Hounsou. Baja attempts to apologize to Jake for luring him into the fight with Ryan, but he refuses to forgive her. Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. All school scenes were shot at except the football scene in the beginning of the film and the courtyard scene 10 minutes in, which were shot at. In Iowa, Jake was known around town as the star athlete on the football team, but in Orlando, Florida he's yet to prove himself to be nothing other than a having a short temper. While training with Roqua, Jake inquires why he lives in the gym.
After a fight with Jake showcasing his new skills gets around school, Ryan challenges Jake to compete in a fight known around the school as the Beatdown, an illegal fighting tournament, with Ryan as the current champion. The filming of Never Back Down was shot completely in south Orlando, Sanford, as well as Clermont, Florida. Jake makes it to the semifinals in spite of an injury he received in the previous match. The next day, a visibly injured Max has been released from the hospital. Jake discovers that Roqua is from and he is in a self-induced because he believes he is the reason for which his father had disowned him; Roqua explains his brother was killed when a man whom his brother had defeated in a bar fight returned with a gun to exact his revenge. Never Back Down was still a really great movie that I had a lot of fun watching, and I was surprised with how much I actually ended up liking it. Overall, I was so happy with the outcome of this movie, because while being cliché, and certainly not worthy of winning an Oscar or anything like that, it was really enjoyable, and I had a great time watching it.