Who would’ve ever thought that a movie about giant robot boxers could have real heart and soul? A rousing underbot sports drama fueled by genuine human emotion, Real Steel
possesses the power to get audiences cheering not because of the enormous sci-fi spectacle, but because it places equal (if not greater) value on the father-son relationship behind it. With an engaging performance by young star Dakota Goyo and a screenplay that doesn’t trivialize the adult drama (not to mention some fun and energetic fight scenes), it’s the kind of movie that kids can connect with and parents will be able to enjoy, too.
Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) was a true conte...