Published on October 11th, 2011 | by mfrancese0
Movie Review: Real Steel
Story By Denise River | staff reporter
Photo courtesy of theblackboxoffice.com
If you are looking for an action packed movie filled with danger, suspense, and adventure, Real Steel is a must-see. This movie staring, the infamous Hugh Jackman gives its viewers a peek inside the future of robotic sports.
The main character, Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) is a former boxer whose career was washed up by the new underground robot boxers.
Throughout the film, Kenton dedicates all of his time and effort to building what could potentially be the best robot contender the world of boxing has ever seen, but his miniature salary as a local promoter only allows him to do so much.
After many cases of trial and error, Charlie finally decides to call upon his young son of whom he’d virtually given away for help. Charlie’s son Kenton (played by Dakota Goyo), is a “robot wiz”.
“I love that the movie, while filled with action, still depicted the father-son bond,” says AMC theatre worker Alex Simmons, “It really made it a family movie.”
With the help of his son, Charlie is able to understand the language and technology of the hi-tech robots and eventually the two of them end up building 2000-pound boxing robot.
The movie, released on October 7th was a definite box office hit bringing in over $27 million in the first weekend. According to most major sources, the high monetary box numbers are not surprising. New York Times movie critic Stephen Holden suggests, “The movie ultimately leaves you simultaneously exhilarated and tainted with the suspicion that you’ve been had.”
DreamWorks production Real Steel is now in theatres nation wide. For more info on show times and tickets please call or visit your local movie theater.