Never Back Down: No Surrender

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  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.3  (5,838)

Never Back Down: No Surrender is a 2016 martial arts film directed by Michael Jai White, who also stars in the film. The movie is the third installment in the Never Back Down franchise, following the original film released in 2008 and the sequel released in 2011. The story follows MMA fighter Case Walker (played by Michael Jai White), who is forced to come out of retirement when his friend and gym owner Brody James (played by Josh Barnett) is threatened by an undefeated Russian fighter named Viktor (played by Nathan Jones). Viktor has beaten every opponent he's faced and has been accused of doping by several fighters, including Brody.

Case travels to Thailand to train for the fight against Viktor and is introduced to another fighter named Myca Cruz (played by Gillian White), who is also training under the same coach. Myca is a talented fighter with a troubled past, and she and Case form a bond as they prepare for their fights.

Meanwhile, Brody faces financial troubles and is forced to sell the gym to a wealthy businessman named Caesar Braga (played by Esai Morales). Caesar is a ruthless businessman who sees MMA as a profitable business and wants to take the gym in a new direction. Brody is skeptical of Caesar's motives and tries to resist his influence, but Caesar is determined to change the gym's culture and attract more mainstream audiences.

The film culminates in a series of fights, both in the ring and outside of it, as Case and Myca face off against their opponents while Brody struggles to keep the gym from falling apart under Caesar's ownership.

Never Back Down: No Surrender is a film about redemption and the power of second chances. Case Walker is a former champion who lost everything due to his own mistakes and is given a chance to redeem himself by fighting for his friend and for what is right. Myca is a fighter with a checkered past who is given a chance to prove herself and find a new purpose.

Michael Jai White delivers a solid performance as Case Walker, showcasing his martial arts skills and his acting ability. Gillian White also shines as Myca, a strong, multi-dimensional character who is both tough and vulnerable. Esai Morales brings a menacing presence to the screen as Caesar Braga, a character who is easy to hate but also has his own motivations and backstory.

The fight scenes are well choreographed and intense, with a mix of MMA and traditional martial arts moves. The film also tackles themes of friendship, loyalty, and the ethics of sportsmanship in the world of professional fighting.

Overall, Never Back Down: No Surrender is a decent addition to the Never Back Down franchise, with some exciting fight sequences and strong performances from the cast. It is a film that will appeal to fans of martial arts movies and sports dramas.

Never Back Down: No Surrender is a 2016 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (5,838)