Saturday, November 5, 2011
Real Steel is definitely a must watch movie of the month. I'm not quite convince about the storyline at first - mainly because I feel the storyline must be like few adults playing computer games like Street Fighter, only different is the fighters are robot.... but since a friend of mine decided to even watch it another time, even though not in 3D version, I feel that why not give the movie a try. What I can say is Real Steel is definitely worth my time.
The story set in the near future where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), a former boxer who is trying to make it big this new sport, but failed miserably to do so.
When his financial situation turns really bad on one of the day, he discover he has an eleven year old son, Max (Dakota Goyo). However, his ex-wife is dead and the custody automatically goes to him, in which his ex-wife's sister would be grateful to have the custody of the eleven year old Max - in which Charlie blackmail her husband so that he will take care of the child while they go on holiday oversea as he desperately needed cash to fund a new robot.
And so it goes, the father and son meet up, both having almost the same stubborn and never give up attitude and both having the same love for the sports. At the same time, his new robot arrived, and due to his enthusiasm, Charlie bring the robot to a fight, and eventually lose the robot as well.
So, he takes Max to a junk yard to source for parts to rebuild another robot, and then a freak accident bring Max to a 2nd generation robot, which he named it Atom. Atom is the typical underdog fighting story, in which he fights from very low class ring to the elite.
Well, I won't go all the way to the end of the story to spoil it for everyone. What I can say that there are several scenes that are very touching, well, not that I cried in the movie, but still it is very touching when what Max actually wanted from his father is just to fight for him. The movie even teaches us to be REAL STEEL in our determination.