Runtime: 127 minutes
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand
I remember hearing about Real steel when it first came out, but, despite having Hugh Jackman in it, I never heard about it after that. Any hype it had died off pretty quickly.
So, of course, I was expecting an b-movie, an entertaining one, but a b-movie all the same. That is not what I got.
What I got was over two hours of me glued to the screen, a couple of chuckles and, if I’m honest, some tears. The feels, people. You don’t even know.
The story told is not a new one by any means and not one scene will be surprising, but it still pulls of a brilliant movie by being tight and having fantastic actors.
It was weird seeing Hugh Jackman without a cigar in his mouth and metal blades shooting out from between his knuckles, but he proves he could be something other than Wolverine.
He plays a douchebag, (Ok, not much different from Wolverine), but not once does he slip from this role. Not even to gain sympathy from the viewer. His character evolves over time, but he’s still douchebag, just a nicer one.
Of course, it wouldn’t been much if the actor playing his son was sucky. Thank goodness he’s not. Dakota Goyo, I didn’t even know who he is, is brilliant as Max.
The robots were amazing too. I felt so sorry for them all. It felt as if they all had emotions. I’m not a fan of boxing, I always feel upset for the fighters getting hurt and this film made me feel this for a emotionless beings.
It isn’t an amazing film that will affect and that you will remember for weeks on end, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable all the way through.
To sum up, well paced, nothing surprising, brilliant acting
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes
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