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Real Steel [DVD] [2011]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (130 out of 134)

    Special Features


    • Bloopers
    • Making of Metal Valley
    • Building the Bots
    • Audio Commentary With Director Shawn Levy

    Synopsis


    Real Steel
    A retired pugilist transitions to the business side of the ropes after human boxers are replaced by robotic ones in director Shawn Levy's feature-length adaptation of the Twilight Zone episode "Steel." Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) was a true contender when the sport of boxing was changed forever. Now, instead of humans duking it out for the masses, huge, powerful steel robots trade blows in the ring. As a result, former gladiator Charlie has been forced into the role of two-bit promoter, piecing together cut-rate fighting bots from scrap metal as he makes the rounds on the underground boxing circuit. Just when it seems that Charlie has sunken to the nadir of his career, his estranged 11 year old son, Max (Dakota Goyo), offers him the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at a comeback by constructing and training a true champion. Now the stakes are higher than ever before, and Charlie is about to get a second chance at leaving an indelible mark on the sport he once dedicated his life to. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Hugh Jackman
      Hugh Jackman - Charlie Kenton
    • Dakota Goyo
      Dakota Goyo - Max
    • Anthony Mackie
      Anthony Mackie - Finn
    • Evangeline Lilly
      Evangeline Lilly - Bailey Tallet
    • Kevin Durand
      Kevin Durand - Ricky



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Iron Man meets The Fighter

      Posted
      Treydle
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      In a world of cage matches and underground brawling, boxing seems sadly tame by comparison. And with ever-increasing technological advances, robot death-matches may be a coming attraction destined for a venue near you. Though probably not in the not-too-distant future depicted in this Hugh Jackman science-fiction movie. It’s 2020 and Charlie Kenton (Jackman) is a boxer whose days in the ring are long-behind him thanks to the emergence of robot boxing. He now controls other fighters (robots) from the sidelines. Unfortunately, he’s had a long run of bad luck and is in serious debt. He’s then hit with the news that the son he never sees was recently orphaned when his mother, and Charlie’s former girlfriend, died. At the custody hearing he sees Max (played by Dakota Goyo), Max’s wealthy Aunt Debra (played by Hope Davis) and her husband Marvin (played by James Rebhorn). Marvin (Rebhorn) tells Charlie that while they want custody and know that he doesn’t, they have plans for the summer and they are willing to pay a six-figure sum if Charlie will care for Max until they return. And at that time he’ll relinquish all claims to Max. Soon Max and Charlie find a robot to replace the one lost in Charlie’s most recent bout and embark on the process of training it and repaying Charlie’s debts. I wasn’t expecting much from this film given the premise and the fact that some of Jackman’s previous films (the X-MEN series and Wolverine follow-up) left me disappointed. I was surprised and very pleased to see this film outshine those in execution and conclusion. Jackman’s role isn’t all that different from ones past but the tone and supporting characters make for an extremely enjoyable two hours and seven minutes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth Every Penny!

      Posted
      Jangotat
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      I wanted to see this in the theaters but didn't get to, with even a sale price of $27.99 it was a bit expensive but I was able to use the $5 coupon offered during opening week. That said, if I paid full price for this movie it's worth it. Do you like Rocky? Do you like heart warming stories? Do you like robots? This movie has some cliches but the movie is made so well, story, timing, picture, it all works to make it unique to me. I was rooting for Atom out loud and don't be surprised if you get teary eyed. It's a good movie and I think everyone can enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots Meets Rocky? It Works!

      Posted
      ExtremeGamerX
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I'll be honest, I was sold from the beginning. Robots fight and the movie stars wolverine; sold. Turns out, the movie works on so many levels. You have the story of an ex-boxer who is at the low point of his life, an beaten relationship with his deceased trainers daughter, throw in an unknown child from an ex-lover (also deceased) and you get a complex story with characters that bud and develop into something truly inspiring. I don't normally do this, but I was actually begging for a sequel at the end. I think the only down side is that, you may end up wanting to see more robot fights.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      KNaCole
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My son had heard about this movie from some of his classmates. He wanted to see it so bad, so I called the video store to see if they had it... they didn't. We called around to multiple places with no luck. I had my son Google it, and we could only find it sold by a few stores, or the option to stream it. After researching it, Best Buy had the best price for it. The look on his face when he opened it was priceless.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie to watch with kids

      Posted
      beachhm
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      Hugh Jackman gives an excellent performance and costar Dakota Goyo shines as well. The giant robots looked realistic, excellent cinematography and art direction. The plot kid wants to connect with absentee father, father self absorbed but eventually realizes his mistakes had been done before, but not like this! Giant boxing robots and father-son relationship issues makes this movie worth watching again and again. A must to a personal movie collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A movie you can watch with the family.

      Posted
      nitestarrder
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      This movie is a Rocky knock off. If you liked Rocky then you will love this, just that this movie is with robots. I have seen this movie at least a dozen times and still don't tire of it. I have seen it with my kids, which is always a plus. The acting is solid, though it won't winn an academy award, and the plot, though predictable, is still a good one. It is always exciting to see the underdog prevail against the establisment and favorite.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Watch!!!

      Posted
      Stangirl
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      In 2020, human boxers are replaced by robots. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), a former boxer, finds he has to be a dad, become responsible and find his decency and rediscover he is a great boxer.... truly enjoyed this movie... transformers blended with robotics with human controllers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for Pacific Rim fans

      Posted
      Ravenstone
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      If you're a fan of Pacific Rim, or any other giant robot franchise, Real Steel is a must have. Although Hugh Jackman gives a solid performance as a down-and-out robot boxer, it's not the story that will stay with you, but the frequent scenes of Battling 'Bot action. Great special effects make this one a winner.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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