Thursday, 13 October 2011

Films: Real Steel


Real Steel
Reviewer: Wally
Director: Shawn Levy
Released: 14th October 2011
Popcorns: 4/5

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. 

Real Steel is Dreamworks’ latest outing and I'll start off by saying that my expectations were low.  Imagine my surprise when it actually turned out to be a pretty decent movie.
The premise is generic. Set in the not too distant future, Charlie Kenton (Jackman) is a washed up boxer, now specialising in the world of Robot Boxing. He discovers that his ex-partner has passed away and left behind his estranged 11 year old son, Max (Goyo). Charlie and Max team up for a few weeks before full custody is handed over to his aunt, and they discover an old sparring robot in the scrap yard. Max believes it could be a champion.

To read the rest of the review, over at Lost in the Multiplex, click here...

1 comment:

  1. I had a little read and look at the scores and I am giving it the same score in my write up this arvo... :-)