Written By: John Gatins (screenplay), Dan Gilroy & Jeremy Levin (story)
Runtime: 127 minutes
Spoiler Free Plot Synopsis
A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
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I went into the theater expecting a poor interpretation of Rock’em Sock’em Robots but instead I saw a film that families could enjoy. Real Steel was more about the bonds forged between father and son with the robots as a bonus. I will admit that it starts off a bit on the hokey side but as it progresses you find yourself genuinely cheering on Atom much like we cheer for Rocky Balboa. The fight choreography for this film was top notch. Sugar Ray Robinson helped choreograph all the boxing and there was a heavy Rocky influence in the film as well. Pay attention to the final battle and see what legendary movie fight Atom and Zeus were emulating.
Real Steel is an enjoyable 127 minute affair with excellent special effects and well choreographed fights. If you have children I recommend taking them to see this film. If I had a son I would have taken him to see this film since young boys will love the robots. Real Steel is going to make an excellent addition to any HD enthusiasts library with its crisp visuals and excellent sound.