In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by
This was the final film adapted from a story by Richard Matheson before his death on June 23, 2013 at the age of 87. See more »
Given that Hugh Jackman is left-handed, Atom is seen at times mirroring Charlie rather than mimicking him. In many scenes, especially in the fight between Atom and Zeus, Atom is clearly fighting right-handed while Charlie is shadow boxing left-handed. This is perhaps the reason why Atom is seen to be alternating between mimicking and mirroring even though according to how shadow boxing is explained in the film he should be only mimicking. This is also easily seen, though, when you notice the person running the shadow function either facing Atom or not. The shadow apparently mirrors when the operator is facing him and in mimic when not. See more »
Max, Max, I... I really want you to know... no, I need you to know that...
I know. Don't worry. Your secret's safe with me.
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If you think this is kind of a Rocky Balboa movie, you're totally right.
Real Steel is a soap opera made into a movie. Family values, dad gone wrong and from that on you know how it goes.
This is Rocky Balboa wrapped in I Robot, with a little bit of really cheesy dialogs.
I even heard of people who cried with Real Steel, really?, I mean REALLY?!. I can't imagine how could you cry with this if you know how it's gonna be from the first scene!. I hope this is made like this on purpose, cause if it isn't, God, that went really wrong.
Poor, this is simply poor.
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