Shortly after I went to the Premier of The Help I was sent an email announcing a new movie called Real Steel was coming out later this year. I watched the trailer and immediately put this one at the top of the list to take Mike and the Girls to!
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.
I love a good “against all odds” kind of movie, and this looks like one that will make you stand up and cheer! (I will take plenty of Kleenex as well… I am such a softie for movies like this!)
Check out Real Steel in theaters next weekend!