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Movie Review: ARENA (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on November 29, 2011

Starring: Kellan Lutz, Samuel L. Jackson, Katia Winter, Johnny Messner

Written by: Tony Giglio/Michael Hultquist/Robert Martinez

Directed by: Jonah Loop

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Arena stars Kellan Lutz as David Lord, a fireman in Colorado who loses his pregnant wife (Nina Dobrev, for some reason) in a massive car wreck. Despondent, he heads to Mexico to drink away his troubles but ends up kidnapped and forced to participate in an underground fight league orchestrated by the sadistic but goofy Logan (Samuel L. Jackson, for real real). David soon finds himself fighting for his life against a host of opponents as millions watch worldwide on the internet. Will he make it out? Will he get his hands on Logan and his henchman Kaden (Johnny Messner)? Does this all seem vaguely familiar?

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