Cagefighter: Worlds Collide directed by Jesse Quinones and starring newcomer Alex Montagnani as Reiss Gibbons, is a breath of fresh air in the world of combat sports movies!
Jesse has a good style of directing with the pace feeling very well balanced throughout yet not rushed which can be difficult to pull off with fight movies & Alex is very likeable as Reiss, he's got a good heart and you want to see him win!
The movie also has Legendary Combat Sports talents such as Chuck Liddell, Luke Rockhold, Jonathan Good aka Jon Moxley and Jay Reso aka Christian, who all churn out solid performances in their very fitting roles!
Liddell is perfect in his role as Reiss's trainer Marcus and exhibits dramatic chops which will surprise people. Rockhold plays his role well as the pushy glory hunting trainer, Moxley is electric, crushing it as the larger than life smack talking superstar wrestling protagonist who demands respect and is happy to prove he belongs in the cage & Reso is brilliant as this worlds Joe Rogan/ Ariel Helwani type character!
Elijah Baker and Georgia Bradner offer great performances as Reiss 's quick witted manager and Reiss's loving partner & Gina Gershon totally owns her role as the tough as old boots Max Black, owner of Legends which feels like this worlds equivalent of the UFC!
This movie offers realistic fight scenes, good drama and a true insight into the world of MMA that we rarely get to see depicted on screen!
I'd happily see a sequel as this exciting world they've created with intriguing characters is certainly worth further exploring and delving deeper into!
Roll on a sequel, I wanna see that 3rd fight!