Dec 22, 2023

The Curse Of The Von Erichs

The Iron Claw
A24 (2023)
This was a fantastic movie.  I'm tempted to say that it's the best wrestling movie that I've ever seen, but this is much more than a movie about pro wrestling.  It's the true story of the Von Erich family and the tragedies that they've endured.

The movie does take some creative liberties, the most obvious of which is the omission of Chris Von Erich, but it tells the story of the Von Erich family with heart.  Everyone gives a great performance, but I was especially impressed with Stanley Simons who played Mike Von Erich.  I was also very happy to see that Kevin Von Erich praised Zac Efron's portrayal of him and the movie in general.

This is a movie that I would recommend to everyone, whether they're a fan of pro wrestling or not.