'Real Steel' is a futuristic movie, set in 2020, when human boxers are replaced by robots. This American movie is based on a short story known as Steel written by Richard Matheson. Released in 2011, the film is full of action, comedy, and drama. It is a fast-paced movie with ultimate visual effects where the robots and their bouts are well-executed. The film also gets a nomination in the Best Visual Effects Category at the 84th Academy Awards. Co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy, the movie has grossed nearly $300 million at the box office. It is a must-watched for fiction and action lovers. Hugh Jackman, as usual, plays his role like no one else could, but Dakota Goya, who plays his son, is the star of the film for his determination, confidence and guts.
Charlie Kenton, played by Hugh Jackman, is a former boxer, who now owns a robot named 'Ambush.' Even after losing fights against a robot bull that belongs to the promoter and carnival owner, Ricky (Kevin Durand), Charlie challenges Ricky for one last fight and places a bet on Ambush's win. Unfortunately, he loses and remains indebted to Ricky. Soon he finds out of his ex-girlfriend's death, and realises that he has to go for a hearing that will decide the custody of his son, Max (Dakota Goyo). Max's aunt and her husband claim to have full custody of Max, and Charlie concedes it for $100,000. There is only one condition; Charlie has to retain Max for three months. Then, Charlie and Bailey Tallet (Evangeline Lilly) acquire the once-famous robot 'Noisy Boy'. Confident on 'Noisy Boy,' they arrange a fight that destroyed 'Noisy Boy'. Meanwhile, while trying to scavenge parts of a new robot, Max finds 'Atom', which is considered an obsolete but is capable of withstanding severe damages and can mimic handler's motion. Charlie fixes Atom, trains him, and finally puts him against the famous robots in the city. Atom is funny and efficient, and in the process of training Atom and preparing him for the fights, Max and Charlie come closer. After winning various fights against the champions, Max finally challenges Zeus, the ultimate champion that puts an end to Atom's winning streak, but Atom gets labelled as the 'People's Champion'. You can order online for the DVD of the film and watch it at home with your family and friends.
A futuristic movie, set in 2020, when human boxers are replaced by robots
Based on a short story known as Steel written by Richard Matheson
Nominated in the Best Visual Effects Category at the 84th Academy Awards
Starring by Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy