Movie Review: Real Steel

I had watched Real Steel some days ago at the Cathay together with my sister Of course, this movie is about robots fighting and how the bonding between the father and his estranged son become closer due to their similar interests (father likes boxing while the son likes robots fighting).


Synopsis of Real Steel

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-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 brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.


How do I think of this movie?

From the start of the movie, it shows Charlie Kenton is a promoter, struggling to make a living using his robots to fight with a bull and other robots.

He had a son with his ex-girlfriend and had a deal (that is to allow Max to stay with Charlie for a period of time while Max’s aunt will be away in Italy) with his aunt’s husband to have some money to buy Noisy Boy (famous Japanese Robot for boxing).

He brought Noisy Boy and his son along for underground boxing for robots and lost Noisy Boy. So they had to go to scrap metal centre to find materials for making new robots. While searching for materials, Max fell off the cliff but was saved by something which is part of the robot. When Max wants to bring the robot home, Charlie told him to do it on his own. and he did. The robot that he brought home was Atom.

Max noticed something special with Atom and Charlie noticed that on 1 occasion. Max and Charlie had a deal with each other as Charlie promised him to teach Atom boxing and he did and brought Atom for some underground boxing matches to earn some money. As days pass by, the bonding between the father and son become stronger and stronger.

One day, someone came and beat up Charlie and Charlie decided to return Max to his aunt. Max was not happy with that decision. Charlie felt sad about what he did and visited Max one day to fulfil Max’s wish, which he did, which is the battle between Atom and 1 of the top robot boxers, Zeus.

I am not going to tell the ending of the story. What to find out more about what happen? Do catch Real Steel on Cinemas, k?

I will give this movie 4.25 out of 5 stars. Do note that this is a PG13 film. Some of the scenes are quite funny and I love the bonding between the father and son.

Visit or Official Real Steel Singapore Facebook Page for more information on the movie.


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