A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. —DreamWorks
Shawn Adam Levy (born July 23, 1968) is a Canadian-American director, producer, who directed the comedy films Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, Date Night, and the sci-fi sports drama film Real Steel. Cumulatively, Levy’s films have grossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office, making him one of the most commercially successful filmmakers of the past decade. He has also directed many television shows, including Cousin Skeeter, The Famous Jett Jackson and Pepper Dennis.
Life and career
Levy was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Jewish parents. As a teenager, he attended St.George’s High School and Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1989 majoring in Performing Arts. Levy has a production deal with 20th Century Fox. He produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy The Watch, which was directed by Akiva Schaffer, and has over a dozen projects… read more
Another robot movie with a lot of heart! I couldn't stop cheering for Atom in the last fight scene! Atom! Atom! Atom!
This is a great showcase of horrible world-building (especially for science fiction movies!). Simply having giant robots, a vaguely futuristic skyline/cars, and giant robots doesn't make me believe this is any type of future. And the "seedy underground" is an exact riff from 70s/80s movies when it comes to costume design and archetypes. Not to mention the film is horrible paced when it comes to final showdown.
Title: Real Steel
Country: USA, India
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Jeremy Leven… read review