What do you get when you cross Rocky, Iron Man, Transformers, and Wolverine? Real Steel. Or a mess. Depending on how you want to look at it.
When I first saw this trailer in the cinema I came out wondering what Hugh Jackman was playing at. Why would he read this preposterous script and not just throw it in the bin? It’s for his kids, obviously.
This is a strange one because at its heart it’s a boxing movie. A boxing movie aimed at children. But because it’s robots doing the boxing it’s OK to watch them kicking the crap out of each other in a ring.
Real Steel may be the best film ever, but I’ll never know because I refuse to go and see it. For those who want to punish themselves, Real Steel was released yesterday (Friday, Oct. 7).