This Arena trailer looks like the most nondescript low-budget action film I’ve seen in a while. It’s got cheesy CGI effects, a trite one-word title, and it’s even got a mediocre “star” in Kellan Lutz. However, Arena also has Samuel L. Jackson hamming it up to the stratosphere as some sort of powerful guy that makes guys like Kellan Lutz fight to the death. That’s something we can all get behind.
The plot of arena is that people are captured and forced to kill each other for the enjoyment of the internet and Sam Jackson. I’m sure there’s more plot to be offered, but none more needed. If Kellan Lutz fights and wins nine more times, he gets to go free. But let’s be honest for a second. (Kellan Lutz: If you’re reading, skip to the next paragraph. If you’re illiterate, tell the guy reading this to you to skip to the next paragraph.) Nobody gives a rat’s ass about Lutz. We’re hear to see Samuel L. act like the Joker, Richard Dawson, Nic Cage, and Tyra Banks all rolled into one.