An Apology: I was away in Finland for a tragic family. My own. To say, without too much, a cousin lost a fight with a cod boat. He was torn. But unlike The Humpty Egg, there was no putting him back from pieces.
Plus, there was college football and “Glee” (Ryan Murphy – Lindsay in only one episode so far? Are we now enemies? I could do worse on you than a cod boat – these are words!).
Now, A Review:
With Wit, Reviewed by Kimmo Mustonenen
There was a time when the children all wanted to replace their little robot with a teddy bear to cuddle.
Or My Little Pony.
Or Dancing Torval, the Helsinki Wonder Elf (I miss you, Torval).
Today, society is violent, it offers young people an alternative rather disturbing.
The 11 year old wants his robot, but he be at war with other machines on boxing rings, the risk of losing its bolts and pay a lot of oil (out of his machine hole – nasty!).
Times change and Hollywood follows the trend increases or whatever.
In any case, the script “Real Steel” is confusing in this regard, the robot found in one case, which saves the life of the child is not receiving the emotional one, but no longer represents that an object dedicated to letting off steam in future games where at least the man has been replaced by powerful machines, he leads with voice or video game controllers (this is my newest entry in “The World’s Longest Sentence Competition.” Be sure to vote!).
You can’t even stop Michael Bay, although for this he is not to blame.
At this level, these robots mark such progress that one wonders how the company proposed in futuristic “Real Steel” look like much of our time.
Apart from mobile phones and computers that are with transparency, the proposed future on the screen looks suspiciously like our present, or at least that of some American redneck present (“The Help” had no robots, but many rednecks), that of the hinterland that allows director Shawn Levy, director accustomed to pure comedy, giving us some very nice shots of landscapes.
His staging is really neat and keen, away from its usual entertainment achievements of great magnitude (“Liar, Liar”, “The Pink Panther”, “Night at the Museum”).
Show very light for adults who will see an appropriate starting point for a racy tale of anticipation and visceral gutiness (maybe sex? Even more disappointing than “Glee”), “Real Steel” is exclusively for young people, especially during the film fun to patch up a crappy, unworthy father, obsessed with combat (he is himself a former boxer), and the son he never knew, since he abandoned at birth, the son.
He is close to his son through the shared passion for real life Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
What would he have been so indifferent to fighting had the kid?
Faced with this single-minded and immature father, completely loser, the child finds the right horse (well the good robot) to win fights, takes the control during competition and after a few opponents, already finds himself facing the champion of the world, the invincible Zeus (so fake! Zeus was a god, not a robot… Duh.)
Major madness for me – why in the name of hell was Evangeline Lilly wasted so?
And why am I still so mad at the “Lost” ending that left my life sucked like Twinkie filling? I tend for forgetting my viewing of the film – “Lost” really pissed me off.
Where was I?
Oh yeah, “Real Steel” – one thumb thinking “Hugh, be Wolverine already”, the other thumb thinking “Why did the Dharma Initiative exist – where did Ben Linus get all the money – and… an exploding submarine?!?
I mean, COME ON!!!!!” Damn you, “Lost”.
Go see it. Or don’t. Whatever.
Kimmo Mustonenen – (Kimmo On Kino) – Behind The Proscenium
P.S. Ryan Murphy – I am not kidding. Lindsay Pearce major storyline on “Glee” or I get liquored up and say mean things. At your face!