IMDb summary: "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."
My summary: "Welcome to a world where a displaced former boxer must come to grips with his past career and create a new future in the robot boxing arena. Along the way, Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) learns what it means to accept responsibility and be a father to his son Max (Dakoto Goyo) by discovering that "Real Steel" is from the heart."
Plot/Storyline: The movie picked up the solid and refreshing idea from the short story "Steel" which breathes life into the characters and action sequences. Although, there was nothing mind-boggling like inception, Real Steel did have its humorous and uplifting moments that gave it sparkle and character! 7/10
Cinematography/CGI: Filming is the place which often makes or breaks a film after the storyline is concerned...Real Steel did not disappoint in this arena. The Animatronic robots built for the film and the motion capture technology were state-of-the-art. You started to even "feel" sorry for the robots that were getting pummeled into the ground. 9/10
Acting/Action: Acting and action sequences were another great element to this film. Hugh Jackman and Dakoto Goyo both act a great father and son duo. In addition, I really enjoyed the range of emotions: the tension, anxiety, joy, and even the cocky arrogance...You watch the movie and you will know what I am talking about. 8/10
Overall Shock and Awe: What is the last movie that you heard people clapping not once, not twice, but at least three times? Yes, my showing had an audience of parents, children, grandparents, and teenagers, and all of us were cheering and clapping for Charlie, Max, and Atom many times throughout the movie! 9/10
Go ahead and take your family out for this one, its an inspiring film that will stick with you long after the show is over!