September 28

Real Steel


Poster for the movie "Real Steel"

Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 127 min - Action, Science Fiction, Drama - 28 September 2011

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.

Director:  Shawn Levy
Stars:  Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn, Karl Yune, Olga Fonda, John Gatins, Sophie Levy, Tess Levy, Charlie Levy, Gregory Sims, Torey Adkins, Tom Carlson, John Hawkinson, David Alan Basche, Phil LaMarr, David Herbst, Julian Gant, Ken Alter, Leilani Barrett, Eric Gutman, Nicholas Yu, D.B. Dickerson, Peter Carey, Dan Lemieux, Richard Goteri, Tim Holmes, Ricky Wayne, Taris Tyler, Kevin Dorman, John Manfredi, Wendy Aaron, Rachael Adams, Mike Ancrile, Lamar Babi, Apollo Bacala, Leah Barkoff, Joshua Ray Bell, Christina M. Bender, Jay J. Bidwell, Clark Birchmeier, Don Boerst, Mark Bonto, Zachary Borromeo, Ben Bray, Wayne Brinston, Wayne E. Brown, Geneva Brunetti, Justin Calkins, Steven Campbell, Jeff Caponigro, Michael Patrick Carmody, Ron Causey, Justin Chrzanowski, Michael B. Clark, Will Clarke, Chris Coldren, Sandy Coonan, Jahnel Curfman, Haylee Detroit Dewar, John Dezsi, P.J. Edwards, Raffi Elias, Tom Feldpausch, Stephen C. Forsell, Sarah Forton, Stephen Fosner, Nesti Gee, Ryan Genther, Dan Gerics, Joey Ghinelli, Jacob Godzak, Ashley Goulson, Megan Grant, Brandon Green, Rebecca Guth, Steven Gätjen, Pennie-Marie Hawkins, Ron Heisler, Kathryn Henzler, Christopher W. Hodshire, Suzy Hunt, Markus James, Pauline Ann Johnson, Traver Johnson, Gary T. Jones, Jennie Kahn-Jacques, Douglas King II, Lauren Kole, Nathan Kranzo, Joe Kras, Amy LaPlante, Kef Lee, Amanda Lewan, Anna Li, Linda Linsley, Nathaniel Loveland, Bill Lowery, Rich Lozano, Bill Lumbert, Mary Magyari, Chris Mannix, Joe Manthei, Melissa Marra, Rance Martin, Bryan Matti, Jessica McLarty, Samuel Meadows, Jordan Kenneth Messing, Ralph H. Meyer, Antonio L. Miller, Gary L. Minix, Megan Mockensturm, Jermaine Moore, Kirstie Munoz, Steven Hugh Nelson, Michael Nicolae, Chris O'Brien, Wendy Paquette, Heather Park, Jessica Petrik, Alan D. Purwin, Ralph A. Recchia, Jay Reid, Nicholas Ritz, Jeff Rosenfeld, Marco Ruggeri, Maria Lucia Safi, Miguel Sandoval, Sebastian Sarkissian, Steven Scott, Daryl M. Simpson, Gary Lee Simpson, Brian Anderson Smith, Joseph Smith, Nikki Smith, Paul J. Spear, Alan Stefan, Tiffany Stone, Morris Lee Sullivan, John E.L. Tenney, Melody Teodoro-Kurtis, Michael Trobaugh, Johnny Truong, Eric Tuchelske, Laurie Valko, Brett VanDunk, Johnathon VanDusen, Dan Watson, Kaitlan Welton, Jojuan Westmoreland, Ed Williams, Amanda Wright, Eddie Davenport, Chris Newman, Wendel Millstead, Anton Narinskiy, Shannon Edwards, Shane Hagedorn, Dervis Lici, Paul Xiong, Johnny Flynn, Ko Kaiden, Dwight Sora, Joey Harlow, J.J. Green, Logan Fry, Brad Leo Lyon, DaJuan Rippy, Rima Fakih, Robert Herrick, Ron Shedd


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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.



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Country:   India,   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  28 September 2011

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies:  DreamWorks SKG, 21 Laps Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures, ImageMovers, Angry Films, Revolution Sun Studios, Kontsept Film Company, Wardour Street Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 07 min

[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?


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