Real Steel (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Family

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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.


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Although Max's guzzling Dr. Pepper at the Parkway Motel (at around 1:05:00) might be suspected as product placement, Shawn Levy mentions in the DVD commentary (at around 1:09:00) that the production only received permission to use Dr. Pepper, without ... ...


Max Kenton: His name is Atom. Can we get him a fight?
Charlie Kenton: I don't think he was ever a boxing robot.
Bailey Tallet: He's a G2, built in early 2014. He's a sparring bot.
Charlie Kenton: They must have built robots like this one that could mirror the fighting style of any other robot.
Max Kenton: Okay, so can ...


Given that Hugh Jackman is left-handed, Atom is seen at times mirroring Charlie rather than mimicking him. In many scenes, especially in the fight between Atom and Zeus, Atom is clearly fighting right-handed while Charlie is shadow boxing left-handed. This is perhaps the reason why Atom is seen to be alternating between mimicking and mirroring even though according to how shadow boxing is explained in the film he should be only mimicking. This is also easily seen, though, when you notice the person running the shadow function either facing Atom or not. The shadow apparently mirrors when the operator is facing him and in mimic when not.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi | Sport


Release Date:

7 October 2011


English, Ukrainian

Country of Origin

USA, India

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,446,967 (Russia) (9 October 2011)


$85,468,508 (USA)

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