U.S. Release date: October 7, 2011
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand
Director: Shawn Levy
Producers: Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Shawn Levy
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen
Screenplay by: John Gatins
Story by: Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven
Based in part on the short story “Steel” by: Richard Matheson
“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).
“Real Steel” is about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing.
I am a big fan of Hugh Jackman and he definitely doesn’t disappoint in this movie. However I think that Dakota Goyo steals the scenes in this movie! Dakota is a great actor and I expect to see him a lot in the future! Before seeing the film I thought that it would be more about the boxing but it is really more about family (not going to give anything else away!!). I thought this was a heartwarming movie with real “flare”, I even teared up at one point. Real Steel kept my attention throughout the whole movie. My hubby thought is was good but a little “cheesy”(a few days later stated “I really liked that movie”). We both agree that we would recommend this movie to others! We give it two thumbs up!
Disclosure: This post is a part of Disney Insiders. I received 2 complimentary movie passes to attend a pre-screening. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.