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Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Family | 7 October 2011 (USA)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Real Steel: The IMAX Experience  »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,319,677 (USA) (7 October 2011)

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$85,463,309 (USA) (10 February 2012)
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Microsoft product placement: "Xbox 720" advertisement displayed in the fight stadium. "Bing search engine" is sponsoring the Bing Arena where the final fight takes place. See more »

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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 »

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Max Kenton: So what do we do?
Charlie Kenton: We fight smart, be patient and pray. Seriously, pray!
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.5 (2011) See more »

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Written by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland
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Stop Reviewing Movies If You Don't Know What You Are Talking About!
8 January 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that something is happening to IMDb's credibility. If you see the reviews on the "Immortals" you'll think the distribution companies are trying to deceive people. Same here.

I gave this movie a 6 after much thought cause a) The robots looked real and b) I'm a nice guy.

I'm not saying it is that bad. You won't get bored and it is not as stupid as it could have been if you know what I mean. It's that there is NOTHING ORIGINAL about this movie. Every scene till the ending, we, as viewers, have chewed and swallowed over and over again. I would have mentioned a few examples but i don't want to spoil the movie for some. Read all the other negative reviews if you like.

Plus, what's the deal with the kid people saying he acts good etc? He's not so bad but I am really surprised that so many people mention how good he is in their reviews and almost no one is saying that he does not sound like an 11 year old talking. He reminded me of Justin Bieber to give you an idea who they probably had in mind when they wrote the script.

I am also surprised that although many refer to movies they copied in this one, no one mentions an 80's anime called "Plawres Sanshiro" which to me is obviously where they took the idea from. Maybe this anime was not released in the west.

So, if you are stoned and have nothing else to do, you can watch it but keep in mind that it is in my opinion one of these movies that will very soon be forever lost and forgotten in the sea of uninspired movies that Hollywood pays it's lackeys to serve to us.

p.s. There is no way the last fight's outcome was fair!


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