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“Real Steel” clings to lead at the box office

I have to admit that I wasn’t too excited about “Real Steel” when I saw the trailer. Sure, the special effects look great, and Hugh Jackman is an excellent actor. Also, the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” storyline had some appeal. But it looked like another typical crowd pleaser put together just because we now have CGI. It just wasn’t one of the new films of 2011 that I wanted to see.

But the movie delivers. It gives you exactly what you would expect, and it does it fairly well. That’s what we really want from movies, except for those rare instances where we don’t mind being surprised by a great film. Audiences are naturally responding, thus the success at the box office. Go see it at a good theater like the Leicester Square cinema.

Thursday night trailer: “Real Steel” rocks ’em and socks ’em, I guess

I guess I have a short memory because, since I didn’t read the text by /film’s Germain Lussier‘s, my first thought when I read watched this was: “Boy, they made that stupid ‘Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots’ movie fast.” But it seems that the comparison has been out there since Mattel first launched that sure to be Oscar-winning film.

Anyhow, Hugh Jackman stars in what has to be the most heartfelt tale of pugilistic triumph and tragedy since “The Fighter” and the most entertaining robot fighting production since that thing that used to come on before “The Daily Show.”

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