If you’re in the mood to see robots beat the sh*t out of each other while a heartfelt story between and a kid and his “down on his luck” father takes place – then this movie is for you! Real Steel enters theatres tomorrow and the folks at E! have reviewed it:
Review in a Hurry: In the near future, remote-controlled machines have replaced human boxers, and Hugh Jackman is gonna rock ‘em sock ‘em! This tale of a father and his way estranged son sports bold visuals and crazy loud sound FX, but the metal-on-metal violence is mostly kid-friendly.
The Bigger Picture: After a recent bout has left his 8-foot robot in pieces—and a mountain of debt from bookies—former boxer Charlie Kenton (Jackman) is begrudgingly reunited with his long-abandoned son, Max. Charlie will keep the kid for the summer but only for a price…so he can purchase more robots. But Max ends up finding an abandoned sparring bot and with help from dad and gym owner Bailey (Lost’s Evangeline Lilly) hopes to make “Atom” a champion in the Real Steel World Robot Boxing arena.
Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) makes movies for the rare and tricky “all ages” audience. He knows how to appeal to the over-caffeinated 12 year old in all of us. There’s even a scene where Max ends up dancing with Atom after he guzzles too many Dr Peppers. That’s what Levy does best, getting us all hopped up, wanting to throw Street Fighter-like upper cuts.
This movie is legit and worth a look – I worked on it too, so go out and support your local blog writer!