A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.
- Real Steel is directed by Shawn Leavy who also directed the “Night at the Museum” franchise & “Date Night.”
- The film was primarily film in the state of Michigan and featured such places like include the Renaissance Center, the Cobo Arena, the Detroit Fire Department headquarters, the Ingham County Courthouse, and the Highland Park Ford Plant.
(**Me being from Michigan & living here all my life gave me a great connection and appreciation for this film.)
- Real Steel is based on the 1956 short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson
All opinions expressed above are those of the Authors. He received tickets to an early viewing to facilitate his review. Giveaway is sponsored by DreamWorks.