I have an addiction to movies, my family loves watching them and we even have a family movie night. The problem is as much as we love animation movies you can only watch so many of them before you are wanting to watch something else. That’s why I am always on the hunt for a live-action family film that is going to be perfect for our family movie nights.
We were given the opportunity to review Real Steel from DreamWorks Studios which releases on January 24, 2012.
Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed up fighter, turned promoter, who builds and operates the new age fighters, 2000 pound, 8 foot tall steel robots. Charlie hits rock bottom and teams up with his estranged son Max( Dakota Goyo), together they build and train a championship contender, Atom. Against all odds Charlie and Max get one last shot at a comeback.
During its theatrical run, Real Steel was the #1 movie in the country for two consecutive weeks.
Best Kids Live Action Movie
I am normally not an action-adventure type of movie watcher, overall those types of movie appeal more to my fiancee then me, this movie was completely different. We decided to watch this movie for our family movie night and it was a huge hit with everyone including me.
Real Steel is filled with action and adventure as well as very heartwarming moments between Charlie and Max as well as the connection Max has with Atom, his robot. The characters in the movie are phenomenal. From the first couple seconds of the movie there is action that draws you in and it doesn’t stop through out the whole movie. The action increases and gets more intense as the movie progresses and left all of my kids cheering at the end of it. Real Steel is perfect for girls and boys of all ages as well as parents.
Real Steel also has some special features that I wanted to touch a little on as well. Normally we don’t watch this type of thing but we let it run and my oldest son was sucked into it. They had a very hilarious bloopers real which was hilarious. The one feature that had my son and fiancee really enthusiastic and mesmerized was the Building the Bots. That feature alone is truly a must see for any child or adult that wonders about how they were made and function.
Real Steel is rated PG-13 with a run time of 127 minutes. Real Steel is available on January 24th 2012 on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand. You can pre-order Real Steel Two-Disc Comb Pack for $24.99 on Amazon.