i wish i was 20 years younger!! i would have had an AWESOME time! i still enjoyed it A LOT a on cloudy lazy weekend morning :)
Not bad at all, but they could go a little more far with the sci-fi stuff. I enjoy the fights of course, and didn't like the "this movie must have a kiss scene".
If you want me to buy into your popcorn flick, starting off with a scene where a robot boxer fights a giant black bull in a rodeo is a pretty good way of doing it
For a few moments, this film seems devoted to a very classical form, elegantly constructed around cornball, yet always effective, emotional moments. Yet, overall, it digresses into a terrible ripoff of the Rocky films (ah, he beat him the same way Rocky beat Clubber Lang!), without any of the soul of Stallone's films.
Could've pushed it's concept harder. Otherwise, pretty corny with some good fights inbetween.
Il film inizia bene con suggestioni di Sci Fi decadente (la fiera in mezzo ai campi), ma si perde ben presto tra cliché e sentimentalismo trito e ritrito. Si salvano solo gli effetti speciali: gli animatronics utilizzati per buona parte del film sono davvero ben fatti e lontano anni luce dalla cg pasticciona dei Transformer di Michael Bay.
it's a neat little boxing movie
Cool robots, cool fights, and a different kind of score from Danny Elfman.
Surprisingly emotional and heart rending tale despite the rock em sock em robots background. Effects are very well done/rendered and film well shot by dp Mauro Fiore. Jackman always watchable and his characters son well captured by young Kevin Durand. Pretty much every other character cardboard but the film very enjoyable non the less.
Not the worst thing I've seen, liked the homage to the first Rocky in the end.
With characters with care about and great fights this is a pretty good family boxing movie. But it doesn't hold a candle against the greatest of the boxing movies, the timeless Raging Bull.
Meh, at least it wasn't a complete failure.
"No. Yeah. No I know he's just a carbon copy of that douche kid from Star Wars, but there's robots so no one is going to give a shit."- Studio Exec #3
Visual effects are lazy, story is fine and acting is not bad. I think the result is pretty much something you can watch friday night with your family. Just for fun.
Entertaining and well made all around. Sure it's predictable and that the kid is slightly obnoxious, but Jackman delivers as usual.
Hollywood sure is getting lazy. Instead of making a tad better plot for a very capable actors, they're fine with lame story as long as it made people pay tickets. This is not a movie, it's a 2 hours commercial break!
Funny, despite the CGI-thingy and the syrupy plot, this film is a real-deal than that insipid sport-movie-cum-sentimental-melodrama. It nailed the right emotion perfectly.
Feels like Gigantor (Tetsujin 28-Go) boxing, only much smaller.
Haven't seen so many manipulative tears in one scene since that one Brazilian telenovela that was on some few years back. Was I manipulated into feeling something that wasn't there? Yes. Did I hate myself for it? You bet.
a 7/10 my review: http://mubi.com/reviews/24706
ok, mr levy touch me with his gentle punch. Ka-pow.
Entertaining in an old-fashioned way, «Real Steel» is inspired and clever, but it has nothing to do with Hugh Jackman. Once again, he has nothing to show except rugged looks and huge biceps. The real star is that kid, the animatronics and a director who knows how to throw a good punch.
it was pretty decent actually, especially in the beginning, but typical hollywood movie, the so-called touching and sentimental scenes ruin all the good mood perfectly.