Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams in The Fighter trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Welcome back Mark Wahlberg, I’ve missed you.  I’ve grown so accustomed to him starring in second rate action movies that I almost completely forgot he showed some serious acting talent in BOOGIE NIGHTS.  That movie seems like a lifetime ago.  But judging by the amazing trailer for THE FIGHTER, it looks like he has his acting groove back.  This movie has the potential to be great, with some outstanding performances from Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, this could do well come Oscar season.  The only wildcard here is David O. Russell, who can definitely make a great film, but if this doesn’t live up to the hype, it’s going to be his fault, not the fault of the actors.

THE FIGHTER is actually based on the true story of “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother that worked to be pro boxers in the 90’s.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.  It hits theaters on December 10th.  Watch the trailer here.

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in The Fighter

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