When sitting down to Real Steel with the family last week, I was definitely prepared for an action packed experience. What I wasn't prepared for (but was pleasantly surprised by) was the heart warming storyline.
Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) is an ex-fighter at the end of his rope financially. His last-ditch efforts to re-coupe financially leave him with a broken Robot, and no new prospects on the horizon. Just as he has hit rock bottom, Charlie's life takes yet another unexpected turn when he's granted custody of his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo); following the passing of his mother.
Though reluctant, the two team up to build and train a championship contender and form an inevitable bond in the process.
The visual graphics in this film are absolutely stunning (see the "Making of the Bots" video below), and the included bonus features showcase some interesting details on how the Robot's were made.
Meet The Bots Of Real Steel:
Balancing gritty action and emotional heart, “Real Steel” is an inspiring
and visually stunning film that takes audiences on an action-packed journey. Washed-up boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) scrapes by as a small-time robot-fight promoter as he tries to make a comeback. Against all odds he eventually succeeds—at least in the eyes of his son Max (Dakota Goyo). “Real Steel” is spectacular family entertainment that will have everyone cheering again and again.
Action packed with a heart felt storyline; Real Steel is definitely a film the entire family will enjoy -- perfect for you next family movie night!
Real Steel can be found on Blu-ray & DVD at retailer's Nationwide.