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In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
[vc_row][vc_column][wpsm_woobox id=”48108″][/vc_column][/vc_row]by Ginger
This is the ultimate recycling movie. Real Steel is set in the not-so-distant future. In this world, robots box for money. A struggling promoter finds a throw-away and thinks that he has a champion in the making. As his robot boxes his way to the top, the main human character discovers that he has a son who wants to get to know him. This parental guide to the movies finds it a little cross between science fiction and drama. It is an original plot, which is at least refreshing.
The movie was rated PG-13 for violence, intense scenes, and strong language. This family guide to the movies has to agree, there are lots of robot fight scenes and the humans fling a few bullets at each other. This pretty much sums up the content. If your child is too young for this type of movie, they should not see it until they are older.
Real Steel was on the order of Transformers and other fighting robot movies, only this one gives it a little something more. The robots are not larger than life, and the humans are real in every way. They are not out to save the world, they are out to become the best fighters in the service of their humans. This drama was really more about the bond between sons and their fathers. The robots were thrown in for interest and to give the human characters depth.
Parental controls aside, I felt that this was an interesting concept. It is like a demolition derby and boxing match combined. If you decide to go see this movie, Parental Guide would love to know if you think that this is far-fetched fiction, or is it possible. Tell us what you think about the movie on our Parental Guide’s Facebook page and then tell us what your kids think. Are fighting robots that far away? We now have robotic vacuums, lawnmowers, and automated robotic map devices in our cars. You never thought of your GPS that way, did you? Is this movie a possible future?