Sunday, October 9, 2011

Real Steel (2011)

Big thanks to Churp Churp and TuneTalk, I get to watch Real Steel five days earlier than the actual screening date in Malaysia! Thanks for the free popcorn and drinks too (;

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 Real Steel, 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



Jayren Hann Yaw said...

Agreed. The movie is really awesome ! =D

Henry Tan said...

wow wow and still wow! i wana go watch too!

isroxck said...

Agreee. It turns out better than what I expected (I didn't watch the trailer as well) !

~Joeanney~ said...

Lets watch it again!!! hahaah!!

cutebun said...

Still waiting for it to show on cinema. I see some pretty good actions!

Lilian Hii (백합) said...

You make me feel like watching it :D HUGH JACKMAN <3 OH YEAH!! He's an old hottie ;D

Isaac Tan said...

ooo XD nice wor. Good review, can't wait for the upcoming NN screenin :)

Small Kucing said...


ken said...

gonna watch it on wednesday! :)

Tony Teh said...

4/5? seriously? i hope wont be disappointed this wednesday then haha

Tee IP

Kian Fai said...

Real Steel was awesome :) and I like it because got boxing mah hehee

the noisy boy model was really cool! too bad the dam charlie didnt fully understand the robot!!!

Jessy said...

U all were given pop corns and drinks, hehe!