(USA) Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Hope Davis. Category IIA.
An underdog story threaded by father-son drama and set in the robot-boxing near-future—no, you’ve never seen “Real Steel” before, though I understand why you’d feel like you have. “Rocky” meets “Transformers” meets “The Champ” sums up about the first 30 minutes of the film, and then it keeps repeating itself.