Real Steel (2011)

Look, I have been laughing at the previews for this movie for almost a year. What was Hugh Jackman thinking? I mean, isn’t this Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots with a different name.

Not so much, it’s more like Rocky with a robot.

And it is a lot better than any robot boxing movie deserves to be. Honestly, if you like Rocky, you will like this movie at least a little. At one point I could almost hear Sylvester Stallone yelling, “Hit me harder” in the final match of the movie.

The combination of Jackman pulling out all the charisma he can muster and a kid that isn’t completely annoying, and the filmmakers managed, against all odds, to put together a movie that is pretty fun and enjoyable.