Friday, October 7, 2011
Now, what do I think after seeing the movie? I LOVE IT! This is an amazing movie! My son left the theater boxing and wanting to build a robot, my husband thought it was really good, my daughter mentioned she wanted to see it again and buy it when it came out, and me? Well yes, Hugh Jackman was in it (worth the price of admission alone) Ü but I loved the movie. And I don't even like boxing.
"A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-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."
Yes, there are boxing robots, but the movie is so much more than that. I loved the story between the father and the son, and I'm a sucker for a feel-good comeback movie. The acting has great, and the visual effects were stunning. There are a few cursewords spattered about in the movie, and there is one scene where Charlie gets beaten up and Max thrown to the ground. Just wanted to let you know if you are bringing your kids.
I had to giggle... I was watching some trailers deciding which one to put in this review and I got excited all over again. I want to go see this movie again! I definitely recommend this movie! Go see it, you'll love it!
To add to the coolness factor, I've been given the opportunity to have a giveaway! One of you lucky readers will win these great items:
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- REAL STEEL t-shirt in adult sizes of S, M, L, XL
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