Thursday, January 31, 2013

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing! It's Theater Thursday! This week's featured movie is, Pumping Iron.
Pumping Iron follows the world of bodybuilders on their quest to win the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe bodybuilding titles. The main featured bodybuilder is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Who at the time had won it a record breaking five times. His biggest competition and rival for 1975 and standing in his way of a sixth win was Lou Ferrigno (who later portrayed the Hulk). 

The documentary also focus' on others training habits, their mentality and how they came to be in the sport of bodybuilding. A fellow foreign bodybuilder, Franco Columbo is also featured. It follows his journey on winning the under 200 pounds category of Mr. Universe. It should also be known that Franco and Arnold are best friends and at the time were roommates. They still remain good friends and Franco was the best man at Arnold's wedding. 
The stress of the competition is heightened because Arnold has made it known to everyone that no matter win or lose he will be retiring from the world of bodybuilding proceeding the event. The suspense rises and the fans flock to the event to see who will take home the number one prize. This documentary was a first of it's kind at the time and gives the world an inside view to the world of bodybuilding and what it takes to make it in this kind of physically and mentally demanding sport. 

If you like documentaries or if you are a fan of bodybuilding and Arnold then you will definitely find this film interesting. I had a friend watch this documentary even though he's not a big Arnold fan and he liked it! 


love jenny xoxo said...

arnold was in crazy good shape!!!

{love jenny xoxo}

Deidre said...

Oh dear, I'm not that into body building. The HUGE muscles kind of freak me out. Ok, they A LOT freak me out.