Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Real Steel movie review

When I was first offered tickets to Real Steel with Hugh Jackmand and Evangeline Lily, I was hesitant...it was billed as a kids movie...about boxing robots.  Not my cup of tea.  I decided to watch the trailer and it didn't look bad, so I decided to go.  I brought my friend Staci and told her nothing about the movie.  When we sat down, another blogger was talking to us about the movie and I notice that Staci has the "oh lordy, what have you gotten me into, Beck" look on her face.  Robot boxers?  Why are there so many kids here?  What kind of movie is this?  I'll tell you exactly what kind of movie- a great one!  It's rated PG-13, mostly for language, but would be appropriate for the pre-teen group as well.  Staci said it best- it's very comparable to The Karate Kid.  Instead of the scrawny boy attempting to take on the bully, it's the junkyard bot taking on the champion fighter.  It is a feel good movie, but it doesn't start out that way.  You'll just have to see it for yourself



Watch the trailer here.
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Genre: Action-Drama
Rating: PG-13
U.S. Release date: October 7, 2011

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand

Director: Shawn Levy

Producers: Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Shawn Levy

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen

Screenplay by: John Gatins

Story by: Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven

Based in part on the short story “Steel” by: Richard Matheson
A action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).

“Real Steel” is about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing.


Disclosure- I was given two free passes to see the movie.  As always, the opinions are my own.

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