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Friday, October 7, 2011
Real Steel Movie Review (Rock Em Sock Em Spoilers)
The movie that is based loosely on Rock Em Sock Em Robots that stars Hugh Jackman as a down on his luck ex boxer and now failure robot fighter. Hugh Jackman plays Charlie who just finds out that his former girlfriend who is also the mother of his son has died. So Charlie
I really enjoyed Real Steel. It was for any other word a different movie and an original thought from Hollywood for once. I really liked the robot fighting action as it was pretty cool. It was fun to see the robots pummel themselves and also seeing the reactions of the human operators. Mostly when Max and Charlie bring Atom to the underground robot fighting arenas. If you enjoy the Rocky films then the big showdown with Zeus will be up your alley. It was like watching the original Rocky when Rock was fighting Apollo Creed. In fact you could say it was the robot version of it with the same ending. Yes Atom loses to Zeus but he wins the heart of the people. The fight between Zeus and Atom was actually quite thrilling to say the least. I was literally on the edge of my seat watching it. I had to laugh as I saw that the writers or director or both incorporated the Ali "Rope a Dope". For those that don't know Ali fought George Foreman in the Thriller in Manila back in the 70's. In that fight Ali just hung on the ropes and let George Foreman pummel him. With the hot African heat wearing on Foreman Ali waited for his moment and then strike for the win. Well they did that maneuver in this film and I thought that was pretty clever and wondered if anyone else in the theatre knew what was happening.
If there was one negative to this movie it would have to be the use of language in this film. I know I'm being an old bitty. I expected that language from the underworld people but the hero of the film didn't have to be swearing as much.
So if you are a father and want to go to the movies with your son (or daughter ) then take them to see Real Steel. It's not only a pretty cool movie with lots of robot fighting action but it is a movie that has a pretty good message about father and son relationships that I can relate to because I took my son to see this movie with me. Plus Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo had great chemistry together and were really believable in their respected roles in this movie. So Real Steel turned out to be a better movie than I anticipated and had a pretty cool story with lots of robot fighting action.
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