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Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Family | 7 October 2011 (USA)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

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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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Champions aren't born. They're made. 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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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$85,463,309 (USA) (10 February 2012)
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Each of the robots were built both in real life and CGI. For certain shots with animatronics, they were controlled by more than twenty puppeteers. See more »

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At the beginning of the fight between Noisy Boy and Midas as Charlie and Max are standing on the rising platform on the edge of the ring, Max first has his arms down by his sides (28:16 to 28:21 from behind), then he is holding a briefcase under his right arm with his left hand steadying its front (28:22 to 28:26 from in front), then both arms are at his sides and his right hand is holding the briefcase by its handle (28:27 to 28:29 from behind) when Charlie hands him a second bag so he is holding one bag in each hand as he steps into the ring. See more »

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Max Kenton: Charlie, I think there's a whole robot in there!
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Featured in Real Steel: Making of Metal Valley (2012) See more »

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Busy Child
Written by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland
Performed by The Crystal Method
Courtesy of Outpost Recordings/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Predictable
8 January 2012 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

If you think this is kind of a Rocky Balboa movie, you're totally right.

Real Steel is a soap opera made into a movie. Family values, dad gone wrong and from that on you know how it goes.

This is Rocky Balboa wrapped in I Robot, with a little bit of really cheesy dialogs.

I even heard of people who cried with Real Steel, really?, I mean REALLY?!. I can't imagine how could you cry with this if you know how it's gonna be from the first scene!. I hope this is made like this on purpose, cause if it isn't, God, that went really wrong.

Poor, this is simply poor.


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