If you get one shot, make it real.
In the near-future, when the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now 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 to build and train a championship contender.
if rocky and transformers had a happy ending baby.
Over the top, ridiculous, and strikingly entertaining.
An overly sentimental sloppy mess of a film, with an extraordinarily foreseeable and predictable ending, though for kids it might be a bit of hilarious fun with brilliant and awesome robots. Albeit it had falsified, absurd and ridiculous inspirational moments that meant nothing and in addition an inane story-line. Though I am a big fan of Hugh Jackman.
I’ve been a bit dubious of the strong reviews and good word of mouth this film has garnered because, as far as I am concerned, Shawn Levy has never made a film even close to being competent let alone good. Well it pleases me to say Real Steel is his first.
It’s not a classic and it does nothing new to the familiar sporting underdog story (apart from adding 8ft tall robots into the mix of course), but it hits all the plot beats with precision and flair. Hugh Jackman makes a likeable lead despite the fact he is a pretty unlikeable character (although with lots of potential for redemption) and he is supported reasonably well by the rest of…
Despite GEN1 SCRIPTBOT XK ALPHA peppering the script with his handy [INSERT human_emotion.hook] it still left me feeling empty. Maybe the GEN2 script-writing robots will be better?
Even during the [INSERT heart-warming] scenes it felt like a small pointy-toothed beast named 'Despair' was chewing at my insides. Pretty sure I only watched it to the end because I was quietly hoping that a robot would get knocked out of the ring and land on Bad Boy Jackman.
The robot special effects were great but GEN1 SCRIPTBOT XK ALPHA should have run some optimization processes over the humans - they were all clichéd, one-dimensional throwaways.
I was on the cusp of teen-hood when I saw Robot Jox for the first time and from that moment on, I wanted my own awesome fighting robot!
Seeing a kid doing 'The Robot' with his own fucking fighting robot in Real Steel gleefully drags me back to that precocious time and makes me wish my dreams back then were bigger, bolder and in HD. 13 year old Jimbo would have thought this was the greatest movie ever made! Well, until I turned too-cool-for-school at 16 at any rate.
Decent from everyone involved.
I'm a total sucker for movies like this.
-gruff but loveable lead…check
-cute as hell girlfriend…check
-rally around each other to battle the big meanie…check
-giant boxing robots…double check!
This movie is so damn predictable and emotionally manipulative that I can't possibly justify giving it more than three stars. That said, I can't give it less either. The premise is undeniably silly but also original enough to carry the audience through the hackneyed plot. Hugh Jackman has great chemistry with all of his costars. And for all it's flaws, it's a real movie about real characters, and it works surprisingly, shockingly well.
I didn't expect this to be great but there is actually a hard warming story behind the robots fighting.
That was way to cheesy for me. "Rocky" meets "Over The Top" but in a not so good movie. The fights and the Robots were okay though.
- Robots smashing the shit out of each other
- Unlike-able characters
- Schmaltzy storyline
- Annoying kid
- Unconvincing setting
- Lame sci-fi aspirations
- Lack of Stallone in an underdog boxing film
The final nail in the coffin of Real Steel is when the kid and the robot start dancing to rap music. Unreal. Absolutely unreal.
This was enjoyable enough but hampered by some really stodgy acting.
really enjoyed this. at first I was like "ok...a robot fighting a goddamn bull" but after that it got really good. had that Rocky feel. after watching the bonus features on what they did to make the movie I liked it a lot more.
I wanted a hard sci-fi movie, but got a family flick instead. And I'm not complaining! For what it is, it's really good. I hope a sequel's in the works, because I want to see what happened to everyone next.