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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Real Steel is the Real Deal!

Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed myself watching this movie! It was exciting and action packed and just an enjoyable film to watch. My 15 year old son accompanied me and he can't wait to go see it again. It has mild violence and language. Even with that in mind, I would feel comfortable taking my 9 and 7 year old boys to see it.The robots are amazing! You start to actually believe they are real. (at least I did) I found myself talking to them and cheering them on. I love Hugh Jackman's performance as Charlie, the money hungry, down on his luck former boxer who reconnects with his son after a tragedy.The young actor who portrays his son (Dakota Goyo) does a wonderful job as the precocious but good hearted Max.

I will say that although the story line with the robots is totally fresh and not like anything I have seen before, the story of the absentee father who starts out just tolerating his son, but grows to love him has been done many times. There are a few eyebrow raising "yeah right" moments, but the action sequences quickly make you forget about all that.

I would see this movie again in theaters. It is a great way to spend 2 hours.

Check out this quick clip:

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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:    Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Steven Spielberg, 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 gritty, white-knuckle, 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 brutal, 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 an action drama 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.

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