Movie Review: Real Steel
Charlie Kenton is a robot boxer who is down on his fighting luck and owes a lot of mean people a very large sum of money. To make matters worse, he’s now stuck the whole summer with a son he never wanted. But maybe his son is his ticket out of debt and turning his life around.
I went into this movie expecting to see a live action version of giant Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. I got it. The movie knows what it is and even pays homage to the game in just the way you would think.
On top of seeing giant robots duck it out, you also got great acting with a somewhat predictable but still fun plot. I wouldn’t call the plot cliche simply because it took some twists and turns I didn’t see coming, which kept it refreshing.
This was an enjoyable movie (despite me posting the review weeks after seeing it) that I wouldn’t mind seeing again. I loved the sparring robot and the ending rocked. It’s a feel good movie that makes you believe in second chances. I will definitely get the DVD.
Parents, this is totally a family movie. There are giant robots beating each other up and there are people beating each other up, but nothing too harsh.
– Happy Feet 2 – “We’re bringing fluffy back. Yeah!” Oh you know I’m seeing this movie. I loved the first one (minus the it’s-all-the-human’s-fault part) and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with the sequel.
– We Bought a Zoo – Ummmmm. This looks cute. However, this is a DVD movie. I also have issue with the realtor not mentioning that the house comes with a zoo. Isn’t that something they should tell you before signing on the dotted line. “Oh by the way, you now own 48 animals.”
– Arthur Christmas – Cute. Don’t think I’ll see it in theaters but I’ll rent the DVD and give it a whirl.
– Johnny English Reborn – I may make some enemies when I say this but… I hate Mr. Bean. I’m not a fan of slapstick comedy at all. Mr. Bean, Pink Panther, etc are shows/movies I avoid.
– John Carter – Despite the innocuous-looking title, this movie looks kick ass. I will definitely be seeing this in theaters, if only to find out what’s happening.
– War Horse – Ah. Is it time for a true horse story already? I’m not seeing this one in theaters. I doubt I’ll rent the DVD either. I’m sure it’ll be a great story full of emotional and tear-jerking. I’m just horse-movie’d out.