Thursday, October 6, 2011

Real Steel (2011)

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Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Hope Davis, others.
Release date: October 06, 2011 (UAE)

Shawn Levy, director of Real Steel, makes an admirable transition from comedy to mainstream-drama. I say mainstream-drama because, even though the movie is set in the near future, it isn't really much of a Sci-Fi. This future world features fighting robots, but the focus of the movie is on a father-son relationship. Despite the familiarity of many of the scenes, Levy makes it work mainly due to the charismatic lead actor that Hugh Jackman is and the novelty of the backdrop that the story is set against.