Generation Iron 2014

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Generation Iron, the long awaited true story of dedication, rivalry, victory, defeat, redemption and triumph. The film examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today.

Starring:
Mickey Rourke
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

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Generation Iron

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Vlad Yudin
Starring Mickey Rourke
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Archibald on 9 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Without doubt one of the most well produced documentaries I have ever seen.

Not being a particularly big body-builder myself, yet having an interest, its an extremely well told and well paced piece of film making.

Whether a fan or not of this sport, you can but help marvel at the dedication of these guys.

5 stars hands down.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Damian Paine on 21 Jun 2014
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A must for any Bodybuilding fan and anyone interested in the lives of bodybuilders, contains some references to the Taboo nature of supplementation which makes a refreshing change rather than dismissing it.

Really is one to watch a couple of times and watch after the original 'Pumping Iron' film as I did, shows how cut throat and the personal nature of the sport.

Brilliant!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Jrs on 27 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
As already stated - this is a documentary of the current age Bodybuilders - told much in the same way as "Pumping Iron" 30 years ago. The quality and narration is good IMO - the story moves forward - and you follow the suspense about who will win the Mr. O - that year (only exciting if you don't already know).
I havn't been following bodybuilding that much the last 10 years and what really blew me away was the size of these new guys - they are freaky!! Enormous!!
The drug issue is brought up and contrary to former days everybody admits doing steroids.
All in all I'm happy with this - only thing that bugs me is the mood in the feature - most of the guys come across as depressed, sad, negative, insecure - etc.
I don't if this is a genuine portrayal - of if it is the way the editor wan't us to see it?
But if you look back at Pumping Iron - Arnold came across as vibrant, a guy enjoying himself, a prankster - arrogant - but also charming. Most of these guys now comes across as if they are not really enjoying themselves?
So all in all a good film about the current Bodybuilding scene. I only miss a little more joy and fun.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MichGeekTastic on 9 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I’m not really into fitness/bodybuilding but a friend told me about Generation iron and I thought I’d give it a try. I was really impressed, the quality was high and it went into such depth in regards to strength, both mental and physical. Whether or not you like this type of thing, the film is inspiring! I heard that it’s the sequel to Pumping Iron, so that’s next on my agenda to watch! I definitely would recommend Generation Iron and would watch it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. C. Strudwick on 1 Aug 2014
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Bought as a gift for my son, loved the documentary, very interesting and insightful
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vinny07 on 25 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I was very excited about getting this having watched pumping iron a couple of times over the years and also constantly watch videos on youtube of the olympia atheletes. I have to say i was disappointed. I cant really put my finger on it. The problem is it doesnt really focus on anything. You get very limited information on a lot of aspects.

The story follows a number a number of top bodybuildrs training for the 2012 olympia. I say "follows", this is the problem, it doesnt really follow any of them in preparation. There is VERY little on training and nutrition and the impact it has on their lives. It flits about from one to another with little continuity and flow. For me it focussed on irrelevant stuff such as Victor Martinez, who doesnt even compete that year!! It briefly touches on steroids, but none of the athletes actually talk about it. None of the athletes talk about their training. None of the athletes talk about their nutrition. Its all very airy wishy washy and unfortunately the producers just seem to want to create a product that aims at trying to creat an "atmosphere" or tension between the athletes.

In my opinion the way it is edited is intentionally portraying Kai as the struggling underdog and Phil Heath as arrogant which he does come across as in the film but to be honest im not interested in Kai painting and Phil standing on a rock looking at scenery. What i wanted to see was training, how it impacts their lives, etc etc.

Overall i finished the film leaving a bit empty and thinking i dont know what i got from that.

Oh and Micky Rourke's commentry is awful. Drab, dreary and drones on in a monotone voice. I switched off from half the things he was saying.
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By Justin on 14 July 2014
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More training footage would have been better but still a great watch
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By M. Mcgregor on 10 July 2014
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Good, interesting.
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