15 October 2011

Real Steel Film Review

While this film sounds like a good idea on paper, giant future robot boxing, its actually a father/son reunion story with a few robot fights thrown in. Jackman stars as a down and washed out boxer who was replaced by robot boxers, who now fights loosing battles in underground rings. That is until his estranged wife dies and leaves an annoying little son! Loser dad and whiny son then find underpowered robot and of course rise to the top, but not quite as you expect. Some of the father/son moments are slightly touching, the rest are sickening. The robot fights, which are too few, are excellent and some of the final bouts quite tense. However this is a movie by numbers and quite predictable, which is a shame as it could have been so much more if it had gone more sci-fi rather than a drama.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


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