Watch: Mark Wahlberg Gets Into Fighting Shape In New Trailer For 'The Fighter'

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 1, 2010 10:45 AM
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While most early reviews have pegged David O. Russell's "The Fighter" as a mainstream crowd pleasing boxing fix, that hasn't stopped the marketing team behind the film to deliver some very clever teasers and trailers for the film. Back in October, an arty clip was debuted for audiences of "Mad Men" and now, with just over a week until the film hits, a new testosterone heavy spot has been unveiled.

The latest promo piece focuses almost exclusively on the training aspects of the film, as Mark Wahlberg's Micky Ward works out with his brother/trainer Dickie, played by Christian Bale. Sure, we get some glimpses of the family strife, but with the repeated cuts and clangs of the ringside bell, the spot is visual and auditory workout. And it works very well, drawing you into the intimate world Russell has created for the film.

You can check out the spot and the Mark Wahlberg gun show, after the jump. "The Fighters" gets between the ropes on December 10th. [IGN]

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4 Comments

  • JT | December 2, 2010 5:25 AMReply

    Shut up Tony, you should be happy there are still actors out there willing to work so hard to make their passion projects. Wahlberg has never been anything but a refreshingly honest voice in Hollywood. Furthermore, he'll be the first to admit he's not the best actor in the world, that's why he keeps taking roles he's perfect for. Stop whining about conspiracy theories and enjoy the guy for what he is.

    I'm damn excited to see this movie and hope the best for him.

  • Tony Davis | December 2, 2010 1:57 AMReply

    Walhberg is a fraud. He claims to be exec producer on all these shows like Entourage, but it appears that is a guy named Doug somebody, Larry Charles, Mark Greenburg and others...so what is the deal?. It's time for Hollywood to wake up and realize the public has had enough of this guy and his cheesy acting.

  • carrie | December 2, 2010 12:10 AMReply

    @taptup: so true

  • taptup | December 1, 2010 11:14 AMReply

    Finally someone in Hollywood has learned how to edit a trailer.

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