Saturday, 14 January 2012

Real Steel.

And if Warrior is reminiscence of Rocky and The Wrestler, well the 2011 sci-fi Real Steel reminds me of the underdog versus the big guy kind of movie, like the original The Karate Kid (1984) and the fantasy baseball story starring Robert Redford and Glen Close, The Natural (1984). Directed by Shawn Levy, and starring Hugh Jackman and the ever luscious Evangeline Lily of Lost, the mind boggling TV series, it tells the tale of robot boxers in the near future, and also yet another estranged relationship between Hugh's character and his son from a previous relationship. The story is made entertaining with the fights between the 'bots boxers, which indirectly serves as a catharsis which eventually strengthen the father and son relationship. I think overall it's about giving everybody a second chance at redemption and putting faith and hope above all in what seems to be an insurmountable situation.

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