Real Steel- August 24th

Real Steel (2011)
English- Family Sci-Fi Action
Rated “PG-13”
Runtime- 127 min.
dir. Shawn Levy
 

Adding to a growing line of movies, I was happy to be pleasantly surprised by another flick that I thought was going to be almost complete garbage.

Hey, I just calls ’em like I see ’em, and sometimes movies are marketed terribly.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

This is one instance of seemingly unnecessary length being a good thing. Drawing the fairly predictable plot out into a longer story made it possible to add in a few extra turns that couldn’t have been there otherwise.

Acting: 1.5/2

Hugh Jackman is a very good protagonist, and Dakota Goyo makes for a surprisingly multi-dimensional child actor.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The constantly-shifting sets and locations keep the feeling of an adventure, without becoming confusing at all. The shooting style in the fight scenes, however, leaves something to be desired from a continuity perspective.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The computer-generated effects were perfectly punctuated by some powerful and visceral sound work.

Misc: 1/2

Although the effects are good, I’m not sure if I agree with the depiction of the violence.

VERDICT: 7/10

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