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Actors: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo
Director: Shawn Levy
Sometime in the not-too-distant future, boxing has been outlawed and replaced by fighting matches with robots. Big robots. Hulking, rock 'em, sock 'em mechanical robots. But if those machines are cutting edge, Real Steel s... more »
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Tanner D. (TD) from DES MOINES, IA
Reviewed on 8/15/2012...
Corny and predictability not withstanding, Real Steel is a highly enjoyable film that executes visually as well as emotionally. Shawn Levy's film bolsters an enigmatic Hugh Jackson and a solid performance from child actor Dakota Goyo. While a couple cinematic sequences were almost painful to watch, most of the movie benefits from good cinematography, great use of mise en scene, and, of course, apt use of that slick technology we know and love as CGI. The main course of the movie serves us with two highly predictable plots. This does not mean, however, that the dish disagrees with the moviegoer's palate. How the climax of the film will be received depends on the individual's sense of believability and the ever constant dichotomy of reality versus fantasy. Slightly ridiculous? Perhaps, but the surprisingly emotional and delightfully entertaining ride is one that should be ridden at least once.
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