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Real Steel : An Action Packed Film With Heart!

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:

Ambush is a low-rent circuit bot. The best fight that Charlie can arrange for Ambush is literally against a piece of livestock.
Atom may not be in the biggest or the flashiest bot in the ring, but he is the most extraordinary. He is the "hero" robot.
Colored in gold and red, Midas sports a mohawk. He's a brawler. He follows no rules. He'll use whatever means necessary to win a fight.
Noisy Boy is a former league bot. When he started losing fights, he was exiled to doing boxing exhibitions in South America and Asia. He's now back, but he's no longer league caliber, so he's fighting in underworld venues.
With a block-shaped upper body, Twin Cities is a vicious two-headed robot!
Zeus is the champ of the WRB. He is enormous. He is described as "The Death Star." He is painted reflected black. He has piston-programmed punch mechanisms in his arms. Not only has Zeus never been beaten, but also, no other robot has even survived beyond the first round with him.


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.

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