Robots bring ‘Real Steel’ to life

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When getting ready to go see Real Steel at the IMAX theater, I was excited.

All I could think about was the Mattel Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots game. I needed to see how they brought them to life.

I fell in love with the main character – surprisingly not Hugh Jackman, but the robot named Atom. Just like in the game, I found myself cheering for the blue robot throughout the movie.

Atom made the movie for me. He seems to have more heart than any of the human characters. He is so tough and loyal, you have to love him.

I can honestly say this is the first movie where I didn’t adore Hugh Jackman. His character, Charlie Kenton, is pretty much a loser. He is a deadbeat dad, boyfriend and businessman.

This character is arrogant and not very sharp.

That’s the only part of the PG-13 film I didn’t like.

Dakota Goyo, who plays Charlie’s estranged son Max, does a great job portraying a stubborn pre-teen with an attitude.

My favorite scene is when he makes Atom dance. It is by far the cutest.

The film has a good mixture of humor, emotion and action.

The story is heartwarming. A father and son reconnect. A man finds himself again. A woman gets the man she loves back.

The story also is cool because robots tear each other apart and smash each other’s heads in.

This movie has some of the best fight scenes I have ever seen. The special effects are awesome.

Watching the huge machines having every movement, every punch controlled by a joystick brought the Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots to life for me.


Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2011


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