Courage is stronger than steel.
Real Steel (2011) is a sci-fi movie based in part on the 1956 short story "Steel" by Richard Matheson.
Synopsis: Set in 2020, the near future, human boxing evolves into robot boxing that gives audiences a more brutal carnage but without damage to the human life. Former boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), now a struggling manager of robot boxing hopes to rise to the top with his robots. It is then he discovers he has an 11-year-old son, Max (Dakota Goyo) who wants to know him and he's into the robot boxing as well.
I'm very impressed with this movie - the awesome animatronic robots, meaningful storyline, and especially the very energetic Max. Jackman says that "Real Steel" is about second chances and redemption. Well, in other words, that can rephrased as a stubborn boy teaches his childish father a valuable lesson in life.
In line with that, I've to agree with this comment from IMDb: Sure the story's climax pits underdog undersized fighting robot Atom against the ferocious indestructible Zeus. For me, "Real Steel" resonates in its human voice. Hugh Jackman as Charlie confesses to his son Max (scene-stealing Dakota Goyo), "You deserve better… than me." Charlie asks Max, what he wants from him. Max answers, "I want you to fight for me!" Yes, "Real Steel" is fighting for love with everything you have. "Real Steel" is the real deal.
Some other comments from Internet:
- Real Steel is a real movie. It has characters, it matters who they are, it makes sense of its action, it has a compelling plot. Sometimes you go into a movie with low expectations and are pleasantly surprised.
- Director Shawn Levy makes good use of his specialized skill in blending people and computer-made imaginary things into one lively, emotionally satisfying story.
How about that? If you haven't watched this movie, you really should get yourself running to the nearest cinema and watch it once and for all!