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Rocky with Robots
Real Steel (DVD)
Member Name: paulmoffat
Real Steel (DVD)
Advantages: Feel-good family film
Disadvantages: A little cheese
I must admit when I watched this film I was rather sceptical to start with. To me from the cover art to the sypnosis on the back it all seemed a bit 'Hollywood Cheesy' for me. Oh how surprised I was when within the first quarter of the film I was captivated. Now it may not be the best storyline but it a real 'feel good' movie.
The movie is set in a time where boxing is a thing of the past and fighting robots are the new pugilists (interesting thought, i know). Hugh Jackman plays Charlie a fight manager who is down on his luck to say the least who becomes embroiled in a custody case for his estranged son Max. They end up travelling the country to showcase fighting robots without much success until Max 'finds' a robot. In the time spent training and travelling the bond between father and son grows.
The films turns into somewhat of a heartwarming family film. It is in the direct style of early 'Rocky' as the loveable underdog.
The film is clearly aimed at 12-16 year old boy range but the child inside me loved this film and I am not alone in this opinion. Many men I know also enjoyed the film and my fiancee was rather surprised to enjoy it also.
I think the movie has something for everyone. It might not be the best film for a saturday night but you can do alot worse.
Summary: Good film with something suit most tastes