When you think about a movie based on robots boxing, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably a really cheesy movie about the game "Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots", I am here to say that would be wrong. Yes you can see a few look-a-likes of that game as you watch the fights during the movies, but that isn't the base of this movie. The true base of this movie is a story of a guy named Charlie Kenton (Played by Hugh Jackman), who is a retired fighter and now trains robots in the same sport he used to fight in, BOXING!
I had no doubt that Hugh Jackman (X-Men Movies), was going to be great in a new action movie since I have seen every X-Men movie staring him as Wolverine. I was wondering about the other side of the movie which was the heart filled story about family and being an champion outside the ring. I think his non fighting scenes were first-class. Jackman worked great with Dakota Goyo (Thor), who played his 11 year old son Max Kenton and did an awesome job. Now there is more to the story behind this father and son but I do not want to spoil the movie, trust me when I say it is a story to remember. Along side Charlie and Max was Bailey Tallet the owner of "Tallet Boxing Gym" as well as Charlie's long time friend, Bailey was played by Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hurt Locker) who was outstanding. The rest of the cast did an high-quality job, as well as the robots.
Now I have always been a fan of movies done by director/producer Shawn Levy, which include both Night At The Museum movies and both Cheaper By The Dozen movies. That's only some of the movies he has done, also along side Shawn Levy was the screenwriter John Gatins (Dreamer, Coach Carter), both and their teams did brilliant work with this movie.
I leave you with this,
Real Steel is the greatest action packed, uplifting, heart filled, robotic meets human movie of our time.
The T-Rex Theater is AMAZING!!! With the 60 foot curved screen and 124 speakers which is part of 7.1 Digital Surround Sound, there are 401 extra wide luxury seats with memory-foam headrests making a movie theater trip you will never forget! T-Rex stands for “Theatre Real Extreme”