So, it’s been a while since I’ve done a movie review nearly right after seeing a movie in the theater. I’ve seen a lot of good ones – Thor, Captain America. Green Lantern wasn’t horrible as a movie but I’m not DC Comics fan so it wasn’t something I was into beyond it being a movie with Ryan Reynolds. I also saw Straw Dogs which was good. But this review is about a movie I saw this weekend with Hugh Jackman headlining: Real Steel.
It was a fun movie to watch. Basic synopsis is Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Keaton, a former boxer who got shoved aside as robots took over the boxing ring who happens to be an underground robot-boxer. He is summoned to court to sign over custody of his son, Max, played by Dakota Goyo, who was also Young Thor in the recent Thor movie. However due to other things, he winds up taking the kid in for the summer and when the boy finds a sparring bot, they work together to take things to the top.
It’s a very good movie. Hugh Jackman does a stellar performance as Charlie. Dakota really is a young actor to watch. The kid can act and I hope to see great things from the boy as he grows up. If he keeps acting in quality movies like this, I don’t see that being an issue.
It rates 4.5 out of 5 for me. I definitely will get this when it comes out on DVD.