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Real Steel [Blu-ray + DVD]
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Enter the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech - 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Starring Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter turned small-time promoter, Real Steel is a riveting, white-knuckle action ride that will leave you cheering. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the thrill-packed arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. Visually stunning and complete with knockout bonus material, Real Steel is a pulse-pounding, inspirational adventure filled with heart and soul.
Dans un futur proche, la boxe a évolué pour devenir un sport high-tech. Charlie Kenton, un ancien boxeur, a perdu toute chance de remporter le championnat depuis que les humains ont été remplacés sur le ring par des robots d'acier de 900 kilos et de 2,40 m de haut. A présent, il n'est plus qu'un manager minable qui utilise des robots bas de gamme fabriqués à partir de pièces de récupération. Il gagne juste assez pour survivre d'un combat à l'autre. Lorsque Charlie touche le fond, il accepte à contrecoeur de faire équipe avec son fils Max, qu'il a perdu de vue depuis des années, pour construire et entraîner un champion. Dans l'arène où tous les coups sont permis, les enjeux sont plus élevés qu'ils ne l'ont jamais été. Contre toute attente, Charlie et Max ont une chance, une seule, de faire leur grand retour...
Sometime in the not-too-distant future, boxing has been outlawed and replaced by fighting matches with robots. Big robots. Hulking, rock 'em, sock 'em mechanical robots. But if those machines are cutting edge, Real Steel sticks to an old-fashioned style of storytelling, with a tale of a down-and-out fight manager (Hugh Jackman) looking for a good 'bot to get back in the game, and get back out of debt. Hearts are further tugged by the arrival of this guy's 11-year-old son (Dakota Goyo), who hasn't seen his dad in many years but now needs tending. There's something endearing about the way nobody ever pauses to remark on the fact that they are in the presence of giant remote-controlled prizefighting robots; it's taken for granted in this cockeyed universe. Loosely inspired by a Richard Matheson-penned episode of The Twilight Zone, Shawn Levy's film is lavishly mounted and fairly ridiculous--although in this case, the human interactions are more preposterous and formulaic than the fun robot action. Jackman plays to his roguish strengths, Evangeline Lilly (Lost) gets the perfunctory love interest role, and the villains are uncomplicatedly hissable, from Jackman's good ol' boy rival (Kevin Durand) to the heavily accented owners (Olga Fonda, Karl Yune) of the most fearsome of robots, the undefeated Zeus. If you can imagine Rocky restaged with a pile of spare parts, you might be the audience for Real Steel. --Robert Horton
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Charlie Kenton [Jackman]is a washed up boxer turn promoter,being down on his luck to the point of rock
bottom,got a message that his Ex has died,and left their son in the care of her sister,the sister husband offer
Charlie one “hundred thousand dollars” for the kid to stay with him for awhile,on till they get back from some trip,
so he reluctantly teams-up with his son Max [Dakota Goyo] to build this Robot so he could win some money
to pay off some bad debt. that he owes,what a good movie to have when you got nothing better to do on a Sunday,
when I saw the opening names I was surprised to see Kevin Durand in it,right away I said I wonder what role he
could play in this,Bad one,no he was good??? on this Disc you have to watch the Features with “Sugar-Ray Leonard”
Oh my this guy is still fast,Wow.
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Runtime 127 Minutes.
Very Nice Movie....
Hugh Jackman is a robot fighter and doesn't win much. He owes a lot of money as he doesn't pay up on his losing bets. When his ex dies, she leaves behind, Max his 11 year old estranged son. He sells the "rights" of parenthood over to his ex's sister...but here's the catch. The new parents are going to Italy and they need Hugh to take care of his son for the summer until they get back. Got the plot figured out yet? Yawn.
While this sounds similar to "Paper Moon", Dakota Goyo is no Tatum O'Neill. Jackman comes across as Clint Eastwwood light. Jackman and Goyo were unconvincing in their roles, doing little more than reading lines. On the other hand, Evangeline Lilly as Hugh's girlfriend, gives us a good performance, what little we see of her. At times the movie was more like "Short Circuit" than "Rocky" demonstrating its appeal to children. Electronic money transfers apparently have disappeared in this age and everything is done in cash, making it easier to get beat up and robbed.
In the stadium runway, Goyo gets tossed a t-shirt aka "Mean" Joe Greene commercial style. The robot special effects were fantastic. But what really made the movie unbelievable was that the 11 year old hates hamburgers. There is an underground amateur boxing circuit where robots box. I liked this aspect of the movie as it has quirky characters and that "Thunder Dome Mad Max" aspect to it. Unfortunately there wasn't enough of it. They could of made all kind of odd bots with weird owners, but opted to have Jackman recite dull cliche lines instead.Read more ›
the packaging was great as well.
i can't really comment on the movie because i bought as a gift for my son in law...
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