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Real Steel

by mr sparkle on October 7, 2011 · 3 comments

in Film,Media Rack

The venerable Alphamonkey is too preoccupied at Fort Awesome to make many advance screenings, but last week he joined the Cap’n and yours truly to catch Real Steel. I was confused as to why this would be one of the few screenings he had decided to check out, and asked why. “It’s got fighting robots!” he argued, and I realized I sort of agreed with that excitement. Real Steal is literally about boxing robots, a story so pointless, it sounds like a one-off joke you might hear come out of Comic Book Guy. A movie with that log line is starting at the absolute bottom – it’s so stupid, it just might work in a weird reverse sense of the word “good;” and even if that’s not the case, there’s no where for the film to go but up.

And indeed, I’d be hard-pressed to tell you that Real Steel is a bad movie. But still, it’s pretty bad.

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