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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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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

After Max digs out Atom he is covered in mud. In the shot from the cab he is clean (from 41:16 to 41:19?). The next shot at the gym, Max is again covered in mud. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Kenton: What do you want from me?
Max Kenton: I want you to fight for me! That's all I ever wanted!
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.12 (2011) See more »

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Miss the Misery
Written by David Grohl (as David Eric Grohl), Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett (as Christopher A. Shiflett) and Pat Smear
Performed by Foo Fighters
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Great movie, good story. Who doesn't like fighting robots??
27 September 2011 | by (Denver, CO, USA) – See all my reviews

We saw an advanced screening on Sept 22. I thought it was going to be another one of those cheesy, campy, not really believable, warm fuzzy, type of underdog/rags to riches movies. I was actually surprised. It had some great plot twists, it had a real story line. And while yes, there is some language sprinkled throughout, it did make a good family movie for older kids, 10+ (my opinion). The ending wasn't quite what I was expecting, but looking back I think I liked it better for that. Who wants an ending they can see coming the entire movie?

It had some great comedy moments. The relationships between the actors felt genuine and not overdone or forced.

The robot animatronics was good. The robots themselves were fun and imaginative and definitely made me wish we really had this sport. I would so be there!


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