Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy helms this action film which had a sequel in development six months before the film’s release. DreamWorks must believe audiences really want to see robots battle each other on the big screen.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, and Dakota Goyo [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab]Directed By: Shawn Levy
Release Date: October 7, 2011
Running Time: 127 minutes
Genres: Action, drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language
Video: Hugh Jackman interview
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Official Synopsis: A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.