Friday, February 24, 2012

Real Steal (2011)

Director: Shawn Levy. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Hope Davis. 127 min. Rated PG-13. Sci-fi/Drama.

In a future non-violent world where huge robots fight out boxing matches for humans, a boy and his ex-boxer Dad find a dinky underdog robot, and rise him up into the championships. It's Rocky all over again, and I was amazed how the "boxer who fights with a heart" formula always works - even when emotionless metallic entities are involved. Don't ignore this just because it's mainstream Hollywood fanfare. You will be touched.

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