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Shawn Levy United States, 2011

anarresti's rating of the film Real Steel

Just like with Pacific Rim, a little more than what we might expect from the clash of big stuff on the screen. Actually a good, meaningful story. And, yeah: entertaining. The visual aspect dominates and is put to good use. We can, in the end, even say that there is a soft sci-fi premise, kind of diluted here. The underdog wins. The battlebots are sort of macho alter egos. It is through human shadowing the win comes.*