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Real Steel (2011)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  7 October 2011 (USA)
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Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

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Storyline

In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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robot | fight | boxing | near future | boy | See more »

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Champions aren't born. They're made. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language | See all certifications »

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7 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Real Steel: The IMAX Experience  »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,319,677 (USA) (7 October 2011)

Gross:

$85,463,309 (USA) (10 February 2012)
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Microsoft product placement: "Xbox 720" advertisement displayed in the fight stadium. "Bing search engine" is sponsoring the Bing Arena where the final fight takes place. See more »

Goofs

Given that Hugh Jackman is left-handed, Atom is seen at times mirroring Charlie rather than mimicking him. In many scenes, especially in the fight between Atom and Zeus, Atom is clearly fighting right-handed while Charlie is shadow boxing left-handed. This is perhaps the reason why Atom is seen to be alternating between mimicking and mirroring even though according to how shadow boxing is explained in the film he should be only mimicking. This is also easily seen, though, when you notice the person running the shadow function either facing Atom or not. The shadow apparently mirrors when the operator is facing him and in mimic when not. See more »

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Charlie Kenton: I don't want your money, Marvin.
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Nine Thou (Grant Mohrman 'Superstars' Remix)
Written by Ryan Maginn, Jason Rabinowitz, Takbir Bashir, Cheapshot and Grant Mohrman
Performed by Styles of Beyond
Courtesy of Spytech Records/Position Music
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Just terrible.
3 November 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I don't know what Hollywood producers are thinking any more... Or maybe I do: cast a kid that looks like Justin Bieber, and focus the whole movie on his constant whining, screaming, yelling and in general acting like a spoiled brat, because apparently it sells! Lines that will keep ringing in your ears for a few hours after the viewing (in pre-puberty whiny childish voice): "Do something!!", "Why are you not fighting back!!!", "I don't like hamburgers!". And let's not forget forced touching moments with the appropriate music, tears in their eyes and the family re-uniting just because some robots are punching at each other. Was this movie made by Disney? I don't know or care, but please don't give your money to watch it.


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