Release Day Round-Up is a new, ongoing feature here at Bigfanboy that will be posted every Thursday to showcase the important information and marketing material for the new movies being released that day (special editions will be posted for movies with mid-week openings). This way you can make an informed decision on what movie (or movies) you will see on opening weekend. As always, let us know what you think in the comments, if you would like anything added and if you plan on seeing the particular movie being highlighted on opening weekend, sometime down the road, wait for it on home release or passing all together. Here’s all you could want to know about REAL STEEL:
REAL STEELOfficial WebsiteRelease Date: October 7, 2011
MPAA:PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language.
Presentation:2D in conventional theaters and IMAX
Directed By:Shawn Levy
Starring:Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Durand.
Synopsis:A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, "Real Steel" stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.
Michigan was chosen to film this movie by director Shawn Levy because he was blown away by the Model T Automobile plant in Highland Park near Detroit. He felt it was the perfect set for the first fight scene called Crash Palace in the film. No other location he visited in New Mexico, Los Angeles, or Georgia came close.
The third film of director Shawn Levy to be released in the IMAX format. The other two are Night at the Museum and Night of the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Much of the robot boxing fights were motion-captured using professional boxers, supervised by Sugar Ray Leonard.
Jim is an avid movie enthusiast, representing the general movie going audience, looking at movies for their entertainment value as opposed to their critical weight. He enjoys the escapism that movies provide. He is a fan of all genre's of movies, but gravitates toward comic-based movies, summer "popcorn" flicks and over-the-top comedies as his preference.
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