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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Paul W.S. Anderson
Jason Scott Lee,
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The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
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
The movie references professional wrestler The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) as Ricky says at the beginning of the first fight in the movie, the one in the ranch, "...lay the smackdown", a typical catchphrase of the former. The robot is also declared "The People's Champion" at the end of the movie, one of The Rock's nicknames. See more »
At the beginning of the film, Charlie promises to return Max to New York in August to his Aunt Debra who has custody, suggesting that the action occurs over the summer, which explains why Max is not in school. However, in the various journeys to boxing matches (in June and July), we see wheat fields ready for harvest (at around 22 mins), and the trees sporting beautiful fall foliage. See more »
Great Movie. Perfect Match of emotions, Robo-fight(very Importantly not over done) and some comic scenes.
I had been waiting to see this movie for a long time, saw it today and it was worth all the wait.
The move has a perfect blend of emotions, Robo-fight(very Importantly not over done) and some comic scenes, what else do you want?
For me the robot fighting was great. Have been following Huge Jackman's movies off late and all have them have been good including this one. But apart from all of that the movie has an embedded message that there are things that sometimes you can not handle or overlook when you have other priorities but you can always make things right, it may be hard but it can be done.
The kid Dakota Goyo did a good job as well.
So I would say go out there and see the movie, worth every penny that you will spend for the ticket.
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