Real Steel – 2011 Review

Kansas City Star, The (MO) – Thursday, October 6, 2011
Author: LOEY LOCKERBY , Special to The Star
A deadbeat dad tries to bond with his precocious offspring while fighting for success in an unpredictable profession.

There are financial troubles, lots of setbacks and a pretty girl, and everything is resolved by a last-act confrontation with cartoonish bad guys.

You probably just thought of at least three or four movies like that. Real Steel is indistinguishable from any of them, with one exception: It has awesome robot fights.

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