I love Hugh, so I definitely want to see this. I even sat through that POS that was Kate & Leopold because he was in it, despite the fact that Meg Ryan's character was a raving, unlikable *****.
Think Rocky with robots... and a father/kid storyline.
It was predictible, pretty straightforward and rote. But, most summer movies of this type are. It's a feel good, dad/kid bonding with fighting robots.
Danny Elfman's score surprised me. It didn't sound like Danny Elfman and while it had some decent cues it fell short of Elfman standards for me.
A great deal of this was filmed in Detroit. Even the parts that weren't supposed to be Detroit were Metro Detroit... even our local flavor of potato chips, Better Made (named best chip by Maxim Mag in 2008) had a cameo as did Detroit Fire Dept HQ which served as Tallet's Gym.
I have never posted anything like this on RPF
But this is what I thought after watching Real Steel last night
I went in with " This is gonna be another one of those G rated , robot fight movie for kids , and maybe worse"
After watching the movie......
I was WRONG!!!!!!
The Movie exceeded all my expectations. Actually it is one of the best movie I have seen this year so far. The story is actually good and it is not just another sci fi movie. It's a movie with heart.
I didn't even go to the restroom during the movie, held it in all the way after Shawn Levy and the rest of the crews finished their panel.
You guys should go watch it if you have a chance, at the theater or even after DVD comes out. It is worth every single penny
I am sure there will be people who will not like the movie.
But as some one that has seen lots of movies and collect lots of movie props, this is probably one of my favorite
Let me know what you think after this weekend if you go watch it.
BTW, I didn't follow the movie when they were in production because I didn't have any positive out look for this movie. But, I was amazed when Shawn Levy said they actually built real moving Atom and some other full size robos ( By Stan Winston Studio )
Sorry for the long comment, but just want to express how wrong I was LOL