New ‘Reel Steel’ movie delivered great drama,emotion,fighting action & more. DreamWorks Pictures released their new action/drama flick “Reel Steel” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out,and I though it was 100 percent better than I originally thought it would be. This movie is packed with a ton of emotion and drama to last a lifetime.
It was kind of like the Rocky movies,except with robots. But don’t get it twisted. It had it’s own little storyline to set it apart. The movie stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie,and Kevin Durand.
Even though this movie was very entertaining with the robot,fighting action,it was more about this fighting outlet bringing a father and is estranged son together to form a close bond that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.
Character Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) was quite a jerk,to put it bluntly,who was wrapped up in fighting these robots in matches for money. Unfortunately,he didn’t have much success,and wound up flat broke,owing money to people.
He ends up selling the custody of his 11 year old son Max (Dakota Goyo) over to his sister and law’s husband to buy another fighting robot. However, since the couple had to go out of town first,Charlie was stuck taking care of Max for the summer. Needless to say,they didn’t get off to a good start.
Max had an attitude,and threatened to throw Charlie’s truck keys down the drain if he didn’t take him to the robot fights. After Charlie lost another robot in a fight,they accidentally stumbled onto an older robot named Atom at a junkyard when they were looking for parts,and Max ended up demanding to keep Atom in spite of Charlie’s negative attitude towards the robot.
They eventually cleaned Atom up,and got him in his first fight. It was there that they realized they had something special because Atom was tough as nails,and could take a lot of hits. The fight didn’t go smoothly,but he won it with his toughness.
Atom eventually started bringing Max and Charlie closer together because they shared a common interest in making Atom better so they could win fights,and make money. The movie also offered some of the cutest scenes in the entire world. Max taught Atom how to do hip hop dances,and they used it as a gimmick at the beginning of all their matches.
Max danced with Atom as they approached the ring. They weren’t cheeses,kid dances either. They were was cool,choreographed dances with funky dance music. Anyways,Charlie being a retired boxer taught Atom how to box like a human fighter,allowing them to rip through the fighting circuit where they eventually fought the king of all the bots named Zeus.
The film capped off with a very emotional,Rocky-like fight that had everyone cheering for the under dog Atom to win,and allowed Charlie to relive his old fighting days since he controlled atoms fighting movements in the ring. Charlie also connected with his son like never before.
I really enjoyed watching the movie. It was just fun to watch right from the start. The whole robot element instead of humans thing just really caught my attention. I also liked the dynamic between characters Max and Charlie. Max was a sharp little kid who put Charlie in his place quite often.
They fought back and forth continuously,but when it came time to team up,it was beautiful thing. I definitely recommend this movie. It offered comedy,drama,action,and more. It definitely surprised me. I gave it an A+ grade all the way. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.