If I were ten years old and Real Steel were about 30 minutes shorter (running time, 127 minutes) it would be an awesome movie. I mean, for a kid, what’s not to love about being able to control a humanoid robot and make him fight other humanoid robots, right?
Real Steel has been nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects. I have a feeling Hugo has that category locked down, however.
Real Steel is worth a watch if you have a 10 year old son, nephew or little brother. It has enough action to keep your interest without leaving you looking forward to the end. However, as an adult with no children, I will probably not watch the movie ever again.
The disparity in IMDB rating and Rotten Tomatoes rating leads me to believe that people enjoy watching this movie with their kids.