Sunday, October 9, 2011
Real Steel Movie Review
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-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.
A Family feel good movie. My son saw the previews and been begging to see this movie ever since. Once again Stephen Spielberg has created a movie that captures present day humanistic struggles in futuristic concepts. It's a heart-warming story of a washed con man boxer on his last legs. He tries to make a quick buck off of his child that he never really wanted. With the combination of a young boy trying to find his father and threw the trials and tribulations they're relationship grows stronger and his father becomes the man he was meant to be. I give it a 4 out 5 steal because there was a moment in time in the middle when it got rather dry. A little more action would have been great.