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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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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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If you get one shot, make it real. See more »

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

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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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Max Kenton: We can't win, can we?
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Real Steel -aka- The Hollywood Machine
9 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like robots. I like robots that fight. So if I had gotten my full dose of fighting robots I might've been nicer to this movie. But I didn't get what I wanted. What I got was a trifle of a film that pretends to give connection from a kid that I was sick of in the first 5 minutes. I really did NOT like that whining, overacting slimy kid. The fact that I had to sit through painfully cheesy scenes with that little ham actor and Hugh Jackman made the whole thing barely watchable. By the way Hugh, what the hell kinda accent was that? So, chessy acting, predictable story, hack writing, good (not remarkable) special effects and yet this drivel went on to make $256 million, not including licensing, which I assume will be gigantic when Real Steel 2 comes out!?!? I'm not upset, just disappointed.


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