Archive | November, 2011

Real Steel

3 Nov

The plus side to being a sci-fi freak is that you never fail to catch every possibly sci-fi movie out there, hoping to uncover a gem among the cliché-ridden big budget snooze-fests. After the surprisingly good Super 8 (review), Real Steel (Directed by Shawn Levy) sucker punched us with an excellent package even with a slightly ‘done to death’ story.

Set in the year 2020, ‘Robot Boxing’ has replaced human boxing as the ultimate form of entertainment. Ex-boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), a struggling promoter is trying to make a quick buck with second rate robots and a cocky attitude. A damaged robot (called Ambush) later, Charlie returns home to Bailey Tallet (Evangeline Lilly) with a son from his ex-girlfriend (deceased), 11 year old Max Kenton (Dakota Goyo) in tow. Continue reading