Real Steel (2011)


Real Steel takes place in the near future, where robot boxing is the latest sporting event sweeping the nation! This Hugh Jackman film really resembles Rock Em’ Sock Em’ Robots though, and well… I think he could do better than this.

Real Steel Trailer

The Scoop

Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who teams up with his son to help train a robot boxer to compete in the big championship. Remember those shows where the robots fought with saws and hammers? It’s like that. But probably more advanced.

Apparently, along the way, he learns about his 11 year old son. So Jackman starts out the story as a deadbeat father (like Superman!). But eventually, Wolverine finds a way to win his son’s heart and the championship. Wouldn’t it be cool if this was all a ruse, and Real Steel is the next Wolverine film?

Actually, isn’t this basically the plot to Over The Top starring Sylvester Stallone?

I don’t even know what to think about Real Steel. The director is Shawn Levy, who has mostly made comedies such as Date Night, the Night at the Museum films, and The Pink Panther, but Real Steel is supposed to be more dramatic and clearly is Sci-fi.

But the concept seems so comedic that it can’t be a drama. Right?


Who’s It For?

People who think the Transformers were cute and lovers of Rock Em Sock Em Robots. This movie looks pretty pathetic to anyone else, unless you also live in your parents basement.

Movie Release Date

November 18, 2011.

Who’s In It?

Hugh Jackman … Charlie Kenton
Kevin Durand … Ricky
Evangeline Lilly
Anthony Mackie
Hope Davis

Interesting Fact

One out of five robots is gay. The other four are only interested in killing ALL HUMANS. We’re lucky though, because the gay robots have so far kept the killer robots in check.

This one robot said to me, “I think you have an oil spill from your drainage pipe.”

To which I replied, “Are those laser eyes, or are you just happy to see me?”

Then the robot killed me. Apparently he wasn’t gay.

Related Movies

Transformers, Over The Top, Skyline

What’s Good About It?

I’m a huge fan of Hugh Jackman. If they could make a decent Wolverine film, I’d see it. I’m actually looking at Real Steel as the closest to seeing Wolverine take on a sentinel that we’ll ever see on screen, so at the least it’s good for that.

What’s Bad About It?

The director made The Pink Panther. Ugh.

Our Clever Prediction

It better make a whole bunch of money, which will all go to tricking out the gay robots so that they will continue to protect us.

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  1. Josie:
    Who writes these reviews?Is it anyone who is actually qualified?Someone who actually saw the movie?Or just some bone head who likes to use the word “gay”?

    Brian is just a bone head, but he can tell the difference between a preview, and a review. He does use the word ‘gay’ a lot, I think its a sign, for sure.

  2. Who writes these reviews? Is it anyone who is actually qualified? Someone who actually saw the movie? Or just some bone head who likes to use the word “gay”?

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