Friday, October 7, 2011

Real Steel - the Real Deal!

Real Steel - hmmm..... Robots?  Boxing?  That's what I thought when I first saw ads for the movie.  Then I had the opportunity to preview the movie with my family.  As we were driving there, my son was really excited to see the movie, my husband thought it would be good, my daughter just wanted some popcorn, and I was thinking, "Well, at least Hugh Jackman is in it."

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:

ITEMS FOR GIVEAWAY:
- REAL STEEL t-shirt in adult  sizes of S, M, L, XL
- REAL STEEL bottle opener
- REAL STEEL stickers
- REAL STEEL temporary tattoos


See, I told you it was cool!

Mandatory Entry:
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Contest ends Friday, October 14, 2011. One winner will be randomly chosen from all correct entries. Winner will be notified by email and have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18 and over. Prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor.

Contest is over and winner has been chosen!  Thanks to all you amazing readers!
Disclosure: I was generously provided with the product for the purpose of a review and a giveaway. The opinions expressed are all my own and free of charge!

120 Responses to "Real Steel - the Real Deal!"

Robert Pyszk Says :
October 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Very nice contest! I can't wait to see this movie. My sister and her BF were extras.

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Robert Pyszk Says :
October 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Follow my blog publicly on GFC

Done!!

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maria g Says :
October 7, 2011 at 8:58 PM

This movie looks great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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maria g Says :
October 7, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I like Real Steel on facebook as m patricia gabriel.

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Mary Says :
October 8, 2011 at 6:23 PM

I can't wait to take my daycare kids to see the movie.

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Joshua Holmes Says :
October 9, 2011 at 1:05 AM

I wanna see this movie.
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loni Says :
October 9, 2011 at 7:53 AM

I "Like" Real Steel on Facebook

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loni Says :
October 9, 2011 at 7:53 AM

I follow you on twitter (@trippyjanet)

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bored2quickly Says :
October 9, 2011 at 10:56 PM

I follow your blog on GFC and like Real Steel on Facebook! I would absolutely love to win this for my son! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Douglas Houston Says :
October 10, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Can't wait to see this movie, looks action packed.

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Douglas Houston Says :
October 10, 2011 at 8:26 PM

"Like" Real Steel on Facebook

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degood Says :
October 11, 2011 at 9:20 AM

My husband is looking forward to going to see this movie!

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degood Says :
October 11, 2011 at 9:21 AM

I like real steel on fb as kerrie mayans

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Renee G Says :
October 11, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Would love to have one of the tees just for me.
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Renee G Says :
October 11, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Follow on twitter (@rsgrandinetti)
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daniel healey Says :
October 12, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a great movie.

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HSingMama Says :
October 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I'd love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Anonymous Says :
October 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Saw the previews and can't wait until opening...not usually my type of movie, but there was something about the preview. This is a "have to' see for me, even if I am a granny,.

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ellie Says :
October 13, 2011 at 4:49 AM

"Like" Real Steel on Facebook (Ellie W)
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October 13, 2011 at 4:50 AM

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Anonymous Says :
October 13, 2011 at 7:47 AM

I would love to win...this is such a fun prize pack

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October 13, 2011 at 7:51 AM

I like Real Steel on facebook

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October 13, 2011 at 7:51 AM

I follow via gfc

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Ericka Says :
October 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Great giveaway, thanks for hosting it! I cant wait to see the movie, it sounds great.
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Ericka Says :
October 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM

I follow you on twitter
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Jackee Says :
October 13, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I am looking forward to seeing this movie
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Jackee Says :
October 13, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I "Like" Real Steel on Facebook (Brian S)
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Jackee Says :
October 13, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Following you on twitter as happeegirl
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Nick Hilleshiem Says :
October 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM

This movie looks really good, I can't wait to see it. thanks for the chance to win.

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sweetsue Says :
October 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM

I like Real Steel on facebook as Susan Chester.
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Anonymous Says :
October 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Hope I win!

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Storm Safety Blog Says :
October 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I really like Hugh Jackman, and the movie looks like it could be good. When I first saw the trailer, it reminded me of an episode of the old "Twilight Zone" TV series about robot boxers, and that was a good story, too.

Jenn M. Says :
October 13, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Can't wait to see this movie

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Anonymous Says :
October 14, 2011 at 4:21 AM

What a great movie gift pack! My son would love it



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kathy pease Says :
October 14, 2011 at 5:06 AM

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
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Jenreco Says :
October 14, 2011 at 5:21 AM

I am excited to see this movie. It looks great! reejen at comcast dot net

rdazer Says :
October 14, 2011 at 5:47 AM

I can't wait to see this movie....thanks for the opportunity

susansmoaks Says :
October 14, 2011 at 6:36 AM

i like them on facebook tony l smoaks
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Stephanie Says :
October 14, 2011 at 7:52 AM

My kids are so excited about this movie. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Kellie Conklin Says :
October 14, 2011 at 7:58 AM

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm taking the boys I watch to see this and I'm pretty exited! Thanks!
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Kellie Conklin Says :
October 14, 2011 at 7:58 AM

I'm a GFC follower (kconklin1028), thanks!
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degood Says :
October 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM

My son is very excited about this movie. I would love to win!

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degood Says :
October 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM

I like real steel on fb as kerrie mayans

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degood Says :
October 14, 2011 at 8:51 AM

I like you on facebook as kerrie mayans.

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George Chaplin Says :
October 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Thank's so much for this contest pray I can win!!!

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George Chaplin Says :
October 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Liked Red Steel on facebook!

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October 14, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Followed on Google Connect

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October 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Followed on Twitter ' walkwithchappy '

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Anonymous Says :
October 14, 2011 at 11:56 AM

I want this one bad !!! Jeremy
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amyd Says :
October 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM

my kids really want to see this!
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Venus Montoya Says :
October 14, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Whew, I made it! My boys and I are going to see this movie on Sunday and we can hardly wait.

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