Movie Review

Movie Review – Real Steel

While it’s often hampered by a cliched sporting story at its soul, the winning performances and astonishing visual effects (both digital and practical) more than compensate for deficiencies in the narrative. Jackman plays a thoroughly unlikeable character who’s this close to salvation quite well, and his chemistry with on-screen son Dakota Goyo is terrific. Their pairing makes this film work; it’s an entertaining romp with a heartfelt – if somewhat saccharine – message about… the power of love?