DVD: Real Steel

By admin
20 April 2012

Rating: 3/5

2011. 144 min.


Sci-fi action.

Set in a future where robots have taken over boxing, this entertaining if predictable family film is about Charlie (HUGH JACKMAN), an ex-boxer-turned-promoter, who’s forced to spend time with his estranged 11-year-old son, Max (Dakota Goyo).

When Max finds an old sparring robot, Atom, on a scrapheap he asks Charlie to train him.

The action will make you cheer though the focus isn’t on the robots but on father and son.

Luckily Goyo is talented and has chemistry with Jackman. Giving Atom a back story would have added depth but perhaps the filmmakers felt it would have reminded viewers too much of Transformers.

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