A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-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 — (C) Dreamworks
The film is based on "Steel" - a 1956 short story by I Am Legend author Richard Matheson. It was also made into an episode of Steel. (Source: IMDb)
|Hugh Jackman with his yummy six packs(!) as Charlie Kenton and his first robot, Ambush. Remember the three girls who ask to pose for a picture with Ambush? They are director 'Shawn Levy''s daughters. (Source: IMDb)|
|Then, we have Noisy Boy here and this is the first time Charlie and Max went for a match together.|
|Dakota Goyo as the 11 years old Max Kenton, son to Charlie and his ex girlfriend. He's so adorable and I can't stop staring at his blue eyes.|
|Max with the newly found sparring robot, Atom that saves his life.|
|Evangeline Lilly (The girl from LOST!) as Bailey in the movie.|
|The Almighty Zeus!|
|Atom who is trying to bring down Zeus and who do you think will win this match? Watch to find out!|
All photos taken from Google.
If you think this movie is just another normal robot fighting sort of action movie, then you're wrong. There's more than that in this movie, another element that was portrayed was a father-and-son relationship. The combination of these two elements makes Real Steel enjoyable to watch. The plot and story line is predictable but not the compelling ending but I think the ending is better that way. In , it's the year 2020, I was fascinated with the hi-tech gadgets and technologies but the rest, everything still remain the same. Frankly speaking, I did not watch the trailer before this because I do not want to have any expectations or else I know I will be disappointed. It turns out to be a really good movie (at least to me, boyf, Joeann and her sis) or should I say an awesome movie! The movie got me cheering and clapping and even crying in the cinema, I was all hyped up especially with few of the soundtracks by Eminem. I seriously think that Dakota is really talented; like a star being born. He doesn't need to try hard yet he manage to steal my heart from the beginning till the end of the movie. The chemistry between him and Hugh Jackman on and off screen was fun to watch. I shall stop right here and leave the rest for you to watch in the cinema starting 13th Oct, so don't miss it!
Steel bashing steel, metal bashing metal, this is the movie you have to watch this fall just cause I highly recommend it! :D
4 out of 5
The official Trailer