Generation Iron

Generation Iron

DVD - 2014 | Widescreen edition.
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Mickey Rourke narrates the documentary about seven rivals as they battle for the title of Mr. Olympia. But beyond the gym, the stage, and the misconceptions about the sport, how far will each of them go to achieve the ultimate in extreme physical perfection?
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.41 GEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
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swyckl
Mar 06, 2018

I liked this DVD. It is okay for children. It is not realistic as far as real life goes. A very small percentage of the population can have the full-time job of working out night and day daily. These characters in this documentary were wanting to make a living from body building and competing. The competition is tough. Most people have to get a real job and only work out enough to be a healthy fat percentage (not competition ready).

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carolcollins1
May 14, 2017

To answer why they are driven to get as big as they do is the same as any sport. They simply want to be the best they can and get as big as they can. It is a mind set .Enough said

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Derringer
May 03, 2015

Flex. Pose. Flex. Pose. Flex. Pose. Welcome to Generation Steroids!

OK. If you happen to be a muscle-mania fan, then, yes, this documentary may, indeed, be of some inspiring interest to you. But, for me, I just don't understand, even slightly, why these guys are so driven to get as big as they do. If you ask me, it serves no purpose, except as a way of feeding one's insatiable vanity.

This documentary covers an 11-week period of time when 7 rivals prepare to pump iron, non-stop, as hopeful contenders for the top prize at the up-coming, 48th, Mr. Olympia Contest (2012) which was being held in Las Vegas.

There was clearly no doubt that all of these guys were on steroids which, if you ask me, was cheating when it comes to bodybuilding. But, hey, apparently, taking performance-enhancing drugs is completely acceptable in this sport.

If nothing else - I certainly got a good laugh out of seeing the totally goofy faces which these guys all made whenever it was their turn to take center-stage and pose (like a piece of over-developed meat) in front of the audience.

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 such, have convinced themselves that by looking like the Michelin Man on steroids, they, in turn, are gonna be perceived as being the absolute epitome of total manliness. I mean, what else could it be? I really don't know.

Please don't get me wrong here. I've certainly got nothing against anyone doing some sensible exercising. I really don't. But, for the life of me, I just can't comprehend (even the slightest) the mindset of these bodybuilders whose determination to develop their muscles to such fantastic proportions is (from my perspective) actually bordering on the obsession of a total fanatic. It really is. Like, talk about muscle-mania to the extreme.

And, hey, speaking about performance-enhancing drugs (aka. steroids) - I don't know for sure if taking these sorts of stimulants is directly connected with hair loss, or not - But, from what I observed here, 90% of these over-developed dudes were, in fact, bald, or certainly getting that way soon enough.

Anyways - From this viewer's fairly dissatisfied perspective - I found this documentary DVD (concerning 7 very determined rivals all eagerly preparing for the 48th "Mr. Olympia" competition in Las Vegas) to be only marginally entertaining, at best.

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22950006357453
Jul 16, 2014

phil heath is untouchable because his physique is 10 years ahead of everyone else and he is 5 years younger than his closest competitors

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