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.


Kelly Hashway said...

I have to admit the trailer makes me laugh. It seems kind of cheesy, but yours is the second good review I've read, so maybe the trailer doesn't do the movie justice.

Dawn Brazil said...

Yeah Kelly I kind of agree about the trailer but I still wanted to see it anyway. Now that LM has approved it I think I'll try for this weekend. Crossing my fingers.

Dan O. said...

Real Steel is a blast, an unabashed crowd-pleaser that mixes Rocky, Transformers, video games and father-son bonding to great, if corny, effect. Still didn't need to be 127 minutes though. Nice review. Check out mine when you can please.

Jay Lo said...

Sweet review! I was hooked once I watched this awesome movie and at first, I didn’t think it was going to be good. My coworkers from DISH told me it was worth watching. I wish I’d watched this great movie sooner, but now I can watch it when I want. Watching movies for me is what I love to do after I get home from work. So I rely on my Blockbuster @ Home to get access to thousands of movies, games and TV shows. I can stream a show to my TV or iPad while I wait for my next DVD. If I want another movie or game I can go to a local store for a quick exchange. I never had this feature when I was a Netflix user and I pay less with more features for a low $10 per month. This was so easy to add to get my entertainment needs.