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Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots: A MOVIE

For all you movie-goers out there, I have a recommendation for you… Real Steel. This movie combines the awesome action of robot fighting and the plot development that Transformers always seemed to miss. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some Transformers, but anyone can see that the producers of that film were aiming more for the crowd who would appreciate an awesome robot battle rather than those who were looking for a complex storyline. Real Steel has both of these things.


I will never see Hugh Jackman as anything other than Wolverine (the man was made for that part), but he did wonderful in this fun flick. As he convincingly played Charlie Kenton, a jerk-dad with broken dreams, Jackman is still able to win your heart by the end of the movie during the final fight between his kid’s robot, Atom, and the ultimate fighting champion, Zeus.


One of my favorite parts of this movie is the character of Max Kenton, Charlie Kenton’s 11-year-old estranged son. This kid has the same determination and stubbornness that his dad has but makes you love him instead of hate him. He never gives up and always has a sarcastic remark to combat the stupidity of his absentee father. By the end of this film, I adored this kid so much that I quite possibly could have cried on his behalf if his robot lost the final fight.


This final fight scene will leave you exhausted at the end. Do you ever remember getting very involved with watching a particular sports game? Your muscles would tense with the anticipation of a touchdown or the winning points in the final two minutes of the game? It’s a feeling like you just got done playing the game yourself. THAT is the feeling you have to look forward to when going to see this film. When the credits start rolling, you will slump back in your chair with a smile on your face and say “that was a heck of a fight”.



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