by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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A action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.


I attended an advance screening of Real Steel. Going into the theater I was skeptical on how much I’d enjoy the movie. As it turns out I loved it, as did my 15 year old son. Charlie is a selfish man. His character turns around after he is beaten in front of Max and realizes he isn’t a good father. The scene where Max is given back to his aunt is heartwrenching. I love the scenes with max and Atom dancing. The robot fights are great, the animation is fantastic. Atom is an underdog, as is the fragile relationship of Charlie and Max – and I was cheering for both by the end.


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Admission to a screening of this movie was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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Jay Lo March 1, 2012 - 8:56 am

Awesome review! I enjoyed this movie and my kids loved it. I didn’t think this was going to be a great but after watching it my opinion changed. I love to watch lots of movies on my days off. I can do this easily using my Blockbuster @ Home. With access to thousands of movie titles and TV shows I can get my fix of movies. I like I can also rent games for the kids with no due dates or late fees. We can enjoy our rentals as long as we like and while I wait for my next DVD, I can still stream to my iPad or TV. I get all new titles a month before I did with Netflix. I never received games either or I would have had to have had another account. Blockbuster @ Home gives me what I need for a low $10 per month added to my DISH employee service.


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