If you don't know what I'm talking about here's a brief description:
In the near future, robots have taken over for humans in the boxing ring. A former boxer and small-time promoter (Hugh Jackman) struggles to make a living with patched-up robots in shady venues. When he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who believes that a robot found in the junk heap has what it takes to win, he finds himself with a shot at the big time. -- IMDb Plot: Real Steel (2011)
Now that thats covered let's cut to the chase.....it's awesome! A great story based on a short film (but let's be honest, we all know it's based on the game 'Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots'....anyway) Jackson's performance was great and that kid was ok too despite the annoying screams you would usually hear when you beat kids at call of duty.
The fight scenes were great and actually had me rooting for Atom the whole way through. The CGI is great and the Rocky style montage in the last fight was epic too.
If you look past the blatant product placement this film has an interesting idea, no not big robots fighting each other for sport, but the idea of....ah who am I kidding? Yes, the idea of giant robots fighting it out for our entertainment is what I'm talking about.
This film is for everyone, the kids, the parents, everyone!
By George Kleanthous