Generation Iron

Generation Iron

Generation Iron

Generation Iron

Generation Iron - examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders in the sport as they train to compete in the worlds most premiere bodybuilding stage - Mr. Olympia.

Generation Iron Details

Title Generation Iron
Air Date Sep 20, 2013
Runtime 106 Minutes
Networks American Media Group,
Genres Documentary,
Country United States of America,
Languages en,

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  • Excellent docudrama for the bodybuilding enthusiast

    September 21st, 2013

    Bodybuilding is fascinating. There's an unspoken camaraderie among those who eat, live and breathe bodybuilding.. Just like in Pumping Iron, the champion, Phil Heath is depicted as the villain and like Lou Ferrigno, Kai is the hardworking underdog.. Ben Pakulski is sort of the "Ivan Drago" of this docudrama. Dennis Wolf has a particularly awkward ...

  • Interesting look into modern bodybuilding

    April 27th, 2014

    Interesting look into how things have changed in the world of bodybuilding since the cult classic Pumping Iron came out. Overall, the film was well shot and edited with a fairly in-depth look at some Mr. Olympia hopefuls. Overall the movie is more of a commercial for bodybuilding than it is a balanced documentary. However, it was definitely worth ...

  • Warts and all (without the warts)

    June 26th, 2014

    Sugar coated boring tale that answers no questions that matter and answers loads of questions that don;t matter. Ludicrous opinions are not challenged by the director such as Ben Pakulski's comment (suggesting it's not about chemicals) "you couldn't do what I do" BS, a friend of mine trained for 8 years natural and had 16 inch arms, he took roids ...

  • A peek into the world of Mr. Olympia

    August 24th, 2014

    This was a very interesting documentary, very well put together and you feel you're following these people on their journey to become the next Mr. Olympia. Mickey Rourke as narrator adds a nice touch to it. This is not simply about muscles, it's about what it takes to get to that level and what drives them! It has a nice human element to this whic...

  • Good

    August 28th, 2014

    A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition. The trains of bodybuilding and righteousness can't be stopped and their movement brings about reactive forces in the people they affect. The cinematography is stark and bare, with only the soundtrack adding some effect. Other than that, it was an o...

  • Surprisingly entertaining for someone who's not a fan of bodybuilding

    January 22nd, 2015

    The look of the modern day bodybuilder is not attractive to me at all. Too big, too cut, too tan, just too much of a good thing to the point where it becomes a bad thing. I never understood why in the world anyone would want to pump themselves up into something that huge. This documentary does a really good job in showing the human side behind suc...

  • Decent film but a bit boring at times. This is no Pumping Iron.

    August 6th, 2015

    First off, I must say that this movie is not very entertaining. I had to watch this movie in three sittings because I could only make it through about 30 minutes without busting out my iPad and surfing the net. It does not capture your attention and bring you on a journey like Pumping Iron did.. I lift regularly and get into bodybuilding every few...

  • Good but it could have been better

    May 2nd, 2015

    I have been training since 2009 and during these years i have gained a lot information about bodybuilding. How to train, what to eat, what supplements to use etc. The movie is mostly honest, it mentions how important to train hard, how important to follow a proper diet, how important to visualize and it finally talks about steroids. However the an...

  • Discover the extent of muscular disaster.

    January 17th, 2015

    I have never owned dumbbells, I haven't done a push up in years, and going to the gym for more than two days in a row has always seemed impossible to me. Still, I have always found really fascinating the fact that some men are willing to go through all sorts of sacrifices and physical tortures just for the sake of getting bigger. . The movie takes...

  • Eat. Sleep. Pump Iron. Eat. Sleep. Pump Iron. (Ad Nauseum)

    March 22nd, 2015

    Is there a saying (that I don't know about) that goes - "The bigger your muscles, the bigger the man you are." (?) - 'Cause after watching "Generation Iron" I'm convinced that this very saying is what's behind driving these over-ambitious bodybuilders to pump themselves up like total balloons. I really do.. Yeah. These Hulk-like power-lifters, and...

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