Mike, Review: Middleweight Miniseries Makes You Feel Pity For One Of Sports Biggest Villains

It has to start with the ears. Despite all the achievements, scandals and crimes, knockouts, and countless defeats of Mike Tyson, he will always be remembered as the man who bit Evander Holyfield’s ear. With this deep image, Mike begins a new Disney Plus miniseries. After a glimpse of the lottery, it goes back to the early ’70s when Mike Tyson was a kid. From there we follow his life, bobbing and oscillating between his difficult upbringing and his ups and downs to become the world’s heavyweight boxing champion.

Most people know the gist of Tyson’s story. How to dominate the ring. After being found guilty of rape, he was sentenced to prison. Tattoo his face. Her favorite tiger. Mike Tyson doesn’t really care how the tabloids glorify his life, but he certainly doesn’t care much about boxing. Instead, it tries to be a character study, breaking Iron Mike into small psychological fragments. As an adult, Tyson is played by actor Trevante Rhodes, who is best known for playing an older version of the main character in Barry Jenkins’ 2016 Oscar-winning film Moonlight. Harvey Keitel plays Cous d’Amato, Tyson’s coach and father figure. formative years as a warrior. Russell Hornsby appears in the series as boxing crime writer Don King.

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Thanks to Craig Gillespie’s insightful direction, most of Mike has a real cinematic feel to it. Gillespie is perhaps best known for the 2018 Academy Award-winning Tonya Harding I biopic Tonya, a highly entertaining crime drama that many have called an over-the-top rip-off from Martin Scorsese. Mike also has a lot of Scorsese. The first episode felt like a long Goodfellas riff. As the series unfolds, it becomes something more unique; Scenes have room to breathe.

In 1980, Scorsese’s own version of boxing, the mainstream drama Raging Bull , was praised for its authenticity, but Mike was not a huge exponent of boxing. There are breakout moments—horrific slow-motion footage of body-punching fists, faces contorted by punches—but nothing that feels like two real-life boxers are watching.

Of course, for most people, Mike ‘s main problem is his choice of subjects, not his athleticism. It’s simply impossible to cope with Tyson’s pathetic actions as a man. Even though the real Tyson was the show’s worst critic, Mike still did a pretty competent job of humanizing it. Trevante Rhodes gives boxers a vulnerability that makes you feel sorry for even your worst moments. Whether this regret is justified or not is another matter.

what about mike? No knockouts, that’s for sure. Call it an honorable defeat in terms of points. No bites.

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