Eddie Strongman is a documentary about strongman/powerlifter Eddie Hall from Stoke-On-Trent. This documentary not only tracks the life of Eddie for two years, but also gives the uninformed a glimpse into the sport of strongman.
I know of Eddie Hall through his inspiring and outright ridiculous Instagram videos. You may have seen them, he bench-presses two men (one on each side of the bar) for an amazing 8 reps – and he still had more in the tank!
Yet, this documentary offers so much more than just a simple “look at this jacked guy.” You see his true personality during several moments of emotion, whether that be with his family or through competitions. You witness what exactly it takes for a man to maintain a 410 pound life, which includes not only training but copious amounts of food and exceptional dedication. One example is Eddie’s dinner, a large pizza and a whole cheesecake, over 4,000 calories!
This is a must watch for anyone looking for motivation. It does not matter if that motivation is in the gym, school, or relationships. When you watch a film like this, you witness true desire and determination – there is no acting. Seeing that in someone else gives the viewer a renewed sense of inspiration.
IMDB has this filmed rated at 7.5/10. I gave the film a 7/10. I thought it was a good movie, the length (1.5 hours) is where is should be, and the story was fantastic. It just lacked something for me. Now, understand that I normally rate movies based on their cinematic quality – with some personal enjoyment thrown in. Therefore this film could probably go as high as an 8/10 if it was purely based on my enjoyment.
Full IMDB ratings…just in case you can’t wait for a review!
Pictures from: instagram.com/eddie_hall_strong