Generation Iron

2013

Action / Documentary / Drama / Sport

139
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 6714

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Mickey Rourke as Narrator
Lou Ferrigno as Himself
Michael Jai White as Himself
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 5 / 10

Pumping Iron was Better..

A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition. The problem with all of this bodybuilders this days is that they look hideous, they mostly look like Hulk rather than a statue a sculpt in a sense for example look at Arnold's body or Lou Ferrigno's body their both older than all of this guys and they have a better and much more good looking body than them. Michael Jai White (Universal Soldier 2, Spawn) also looks much better than them and believe me it's not a jealous thing or anything it's just the truth these men look like beasts that try way hard to reach the greatness of Arnie's Legacy and they just fail some of them even try acting classes and stuff to become actors as well. Some people might think that Schwarzenegger became an actor cause of his body but he worked very hard to reach that potential and work with directors such as Paul Verhoeven and James Cameron. Phil Heath and Kai Greene also try the whole Arnold v.s Lou thing like in Pumping Iron (1977) but that's the problem stuff looked way better and more realistic back on that golden age and unfortunately you can't have a good bodybuilding champ like in the 70's and the 80's you just can't and unfortunately you might never will again.

Reviewed by chasemcrae 10 / 10

Good example of the hardship faced by professional bodybuilders

It seems like people are hating on this title because they didn't all admit to using steroids or even touch on it for more than 5 minutes. If you even had any expectation for them to cover that whatsoever (I was surprised they did)...you're a lost cause. Same reason a documentary on car racing doesn't spend any time discussing car modifications and instead focuses on the lives of the drivers and what led them to racing. I don't have words for the people that rated the film poorly because steroids were not discussed.

It goes to show the ignorance of some people watching documentaries on things they are not passionate about. These guys basically live in the gym, force feed themselves every hour and have to fund or rely on volunteers to get to the top.

Reviewed by destinylives52 9 / 10

Great Companion to "Pumping Iron"

A look into the lives of 8 bodybuilders who are competing for Mr. Olympia, the top bodybuilding contest in the world. With a running time of about 1 hour 46 minutes — less when you take into account the opening and ending credits — there's not much time to really get into lives of the aforementioned 8; but this documentary wisely focuses on the top two contenders for the title: Kai Greene and Phil Heath (reigning Mr. Olympia at the time this movie was being shot).

Heath seems to have it all: a big house in a nice neighborhood, nice cars, a beautiful wife, the favorite of the crowd, good looks, and a seemingly endless supply of confidence. Virtually the opposite is true for Kai Greene: he lives in Brooklyn, NY (in what seems to be the projects), takes the bus and train to get to where he wants to go, lives alone, and has a quiet confidence that is surprising for a man his size. Both men will endure countless hours of pain in the gym and make many more sacrifices to win the highly coveted title of Mr. Olympia.

"Generation Iron" is a great companion piece to "Pumping Iron," giving people a glimpse into the lives of top bodybuilders 40 years after "Pumping Iron." We see the same sacrifices, grueling workouts, strict diets, rivalry, bravado, doubts, the single goal of being the biggest and the best…only the prizes and the competitors are much, much bigger.

My most memorable, movie moment of "Generation Iron" is the scene when bodybuilder Branch Warren was on a horse and was asked if he was worried about being injured in the gym. After replying that all his major injuries have been outside of the gym, Warren takes off on his horse; and soon after his horse bucks him off and he falls hard on the ground, giving him an injury that could threaten his attempt at the Mr. Olympia title.

An honorable mention goes to the very end of the movie, when ex-bodybuilder and "Pumping Iron" alumni Mike Katz jokes about still looking for his shirt that Arnold Schwarzenegger supposedly stole in "Pumping Iron."

Obviously, "Generation Iron" will be mostly enjoyed by bodybuilders and anyone who has ever lifted weights or pushed their bodies to their limits. But I believe this documentary can be enjoyed by all, as the theme of this movie is the extremes that people will go through to get what they want, to be the best in their field; and that is something that we all can relate to.

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