Okay, when I first heard they were making a movie out of the old Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots, I thought for sure it was going to suck. When I saw the previews for Real Steel, I was SURE it was going to suck.
Something happened between watching that trailer and finally watching the film this past weekend… my boys. Yes, they kept gushing over how they couldn’t wait to see it. Dallin, in particular, made sure we knew he wanted to see it opening weekend – and these comments started months before the release. I finally decided, “Heck, the boys will love it… it will be a fun to watch them enjoy it.” I was actually looking forward to the release myself.
Well, we went to see it Saturday after Dallin’s football game and all I can say is, “Wow!” I expected to see a mid-grade film with lots of crunching, explosions and over-the-top cornball lines. What I got was Robotic Rocky. And I’m not talking about the line of bad remakes… I am talking the original Rocky.
Sure, RS stole liberally from the Rocky storyline but you know what? It worked! I had a great time, and so did Dallin. If you have a 10yr old boy – or heck, a 10yr old boy inside you… this is a good way to spend a few hours with him.
RATING 8 out of 10