Real Steel (2011)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 7 mins

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In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. Despite his best efforts, when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the father and son bond strenghtens.
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Did you know? Many robot boxing fights were motion-captured using professional boxers, supervised by Sugar Ray Leonard. Read More
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as Bailey Tallet
as Charlie Kenton
as Finn
as Max Kenton




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FTII (Film and Television Institute of India)
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Followed by: Real Steel 2 (English)
All the robots were built both in real life and CGI. For certain shots with animatronics, they were controlled by more than twenty puppeteers.

Many robot boxing fights were motion-captured using professional boxers, supervised by Sugar Ray Leonard.

The film takes place in 2020, as announced at the rodeo in the beginning of the movie. Director Shawn Levy stated in an interview, "The whole reason it's 2020 (and not further in the future) is because I knew this movie was going to be an underdog story and I didn't want the distant futurism of extreme science fiction. I wanted the world to feel really familiar, so that the characters would feel really relatable. The cell-phone we used five or ten years ago looks different from today, but a diner still looks like a diner."

The Noisy Boy robot has LEDs on its fists that spell out in Japanese characters words like Doom, Pain, Oblivion, The End, etc.