Like Water – Movie Review
Documentary Like Water caught my eye off of this one quote, putting this movie on my list of inspiring movies to see, a comment that is relatable to a lot men. “If I wasn’t involved with martial arts, I would still be working at McDonalds, I don’t know,” spoken by Anderson Silva, the deadliest man on the planet. The longest-reigning UFC Champion and the most feared fighter in mixed martial arts is finally having his story told on the silver screen. Like Water is a documentary that follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva as he prepares to crown his four-year run as the unbeaten king of the sport with a record 12th straight win in the UFC. Aside from the obvious appeal (grown men beating other grown men to a pulp), there are other aspects that could empower viewers and make this movie worth the price of admission. The movie will give background about Silva and Ultimate Fighting as well as emphasize the importance of hard work, discipline, and courage to fight the people trying to keep you down. I think this movie would be a good influence to show young black men (especially the fighters) or black men in general that there are positive role models who have worked hard and shed actual blood to make their money and fame. The film was directed by Pablo Croce, a first timer in the director’s chair. Nevertheless, Croce was awarded Best New Documentary Director at the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 for this documentary. So Like Water has it all, the reveal of a champion, the villains, the rise to success, the sad black story, and the sight of someone finally getting to punch a hater in the face. Like Water debuts June 1, 2012 and can been purchased on Amazon Instant, iTunes, and video stores.
Like Water Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9QEKxv-4ok