Perkins' acting in this is both incredible and under-rated. His performance of a man who has lost and is, again, losing his mind, is believable. If you watch the first film and second film back to back, you can see how well he developed the character, bearing in mind the 23 years Bates spent in the loony bin. One also feels sympathy for Bates in this movie, as he is very much a victim. Too many fans of the original have failed to watch this sequel, an error that should be rectified ASAP.
Heart-wrenchingly beautiful. I implore you to watch this movie, whether you like wrestling or not - it's on all streaming services (Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, et al) and is a true example of hope and the power of the human spirit.
As 'Diamond' Dallas Page says during this film, "Never underestimate the power you give someone by believing in them. Never underestimate the power you give yourself by believing in you".
Heart-warming with white knuckle moments.