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October 18, 2011

Real Steel (2011)

Real Steel is definitely the real deal... 


The Story

In the era of advanced technology, boxing has evolved from blood and flesh to oil and steel... Humans no longer fight in the ring, instead they have robots fighting for them... Charles Kenton (Hugh Jackman), a former boxer, was addicted to robot boxing but never was good at it and because of that, he kept losing money and in a lot of debt... It all seemed to change after he met the son that he abandoned, Max Kenton (Dakota Goyo)... While illegally searching for robot parts, Max accidentally discovered a Generation 2 sparring robot named ATOM... At first, Charlie didn't believe in ATOM's ability, but Max proved to him that it could survive serious beatings and also win against huge advanced opponents...



Awesome Fight Scenes

Being choreographed by Sugar Ray Leonard, the legendary boxer, the fight scenes in this movie are darn impressive and engaging... The robots do not just brawl, they beautifully box! The action sequences are awesome not just because of choreography but also because of the extremely great visual and sound effects... I love the looks that the production team give to the robots for they appear to be alive rather than robotic... 


It Got Soul

I won't deny that I almost shed some manly tears watching this movie... This movie is far better than the Transformers movie series because it got soul... A soulful movie is the one that touched your heart and make u feel sad, happy or a mixture of all emotions... Real Steel has all of that thanks to the awesome story line and brilliant acting performance from Dakota Goyo and Hugh Jackman... 


Clichés

An underdog beating all stars opponents, an asshole father learns about the true meaning of parenthood, and yada yada yada... Undoubtedly that this movie has many clichés but hey, no one gives a damn about it because the brilliant action sequences, humor, emotional stir and good acting from the main casts managed to cover them up perfectly... 



4 out of 5 stars...

8 comments:

Zulfahmi said...

I'm all excited about how awesome this movie is but I made my review short because of writer's block...

I feel that my writings don't do justice on how great it is and therefore, I want u to click this little link below for a better review...

Link

kim heeruul said...

next week gua pi tgk..

PerangFilem said...

yeah same rating... :)

Mamü Miguel Ellezda Vies said...

Writer's block? You sure it's not something else that's at the center of your mind right now? Hehe... *wink wink*

I don't want to say what it is because I'd like wait for the entry specially dedicated to that.

p/s: I was really surprised that you linked to my review. Millions of thanks man, you've been one of the greatest supporters I've ever had since the blog's inception.

Mamü Miguel Ellezda Vies said...

By the way, your review had always been good la. They're comprehensive enough.

smilenajah93 said...

mcm best jep ! heee~

Liza @ Adzriel AB said...

i like real steel... best tu..

Anonymous said...

Dakota Goyo was amazing.

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