<i>Real Steel</i>: Four Solid Reasons to See This Movie, With or Without a Small Child

I'm sure you've heard of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: The Movie by now, but just in case you haven't, Real Steel is a family-friendly(ish) action flick set in a near-future where BattleBots is no longer confined to early '00s Comedy Central lineups but instead is all the rage in modern society -- think boxing with more theatrics. The film follows has-been Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) and his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) as they compete in the wild world of competitive robot fighting with their long-shot junkyard-found machine boxer, all while coincidentally building their father-son relationship. Now, whether you think that premise sounds amazing, campy or absurdly terrible when translated to film, you are correct. I went into the movie hoping to have some fun and see a few dirty robots get the motors kicked out of them, and I'm happy to say Real Steel delivered the goods. Here's what else I got just for sitting through it:

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

by Ethan Alter January 24, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I ain't afraid of no ghosts. Except in the Paranormal Activity movies.

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