January 20, 2012

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REAL STEEL on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/24/12 (Review)

DreamWorks Studios’ Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, muscles its way into the Home Entertainment arena on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand on January 24, 2012. This visually stunning action-adventure filled with heart and soul is a "must-add" to every home movie collection, delivering a premium in-home experience complete with knockout bonus materials that dive deeper into the action.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its perfect picture and sound, delivers the ultimate punch, offering viewers a variety of supplemental bonus features that take them ringside with Director Shawn Levy on the making of the film. Exclusive features include a bare-knuckled exposé of the life story of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), deleted and extended scenes that go deeper into the film and storylines, and a riveting profile with legendary boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, the revolutionary Real Steel
Second Screen app lets viewers sync their iPad™* or computer with the Blu-ray movie to peel back layers of effects with progression reels, check out 360-degree turnarounds of the robots, explore seamless branching pods that delve into the cutting-edge technology used to create the fights, and much more.

The #1 movie in the country for two consecutive weeks during its theatrical run, Real Steel
is directed by Shawn Levy (Night At the Museum franchise, Date Night and What Happens in Vegas), produced by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List), with a screenplay by John Gatins (Coach Carter, Summer Catch). Set in the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech and 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring, the film stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men franchise, Australia) as Charlie Kenton, Evangeline Lilly (TV’s Lost, The Hurt Locker) as Bailey Tallet, Dakota Goyo (Thor) as Max Kenton, Kevin Durand (I Am Number Four, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as Ricky, and Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau, The Hurt Locker) as Finn.

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this DVD to review.  I am a huge Hugh Jackman fan and was excited to see this movie!  In the beginning of the film the character Hugh Jackman portrayed was such a jerk.  He honestly disgusted me, he was all about money and winning fights. Once his son was introduced, his character softened and became likable!  You think when you get this movie it is just about robot boxing, but it is so much more! This movie is really a story of a father redeeming his relationship with a son he barely knew!

I have not mentioned the robots, yet... they are AMAZING!   The graphics are phenomenal and the fights are exceptionally well choreographed.  You almost forget you are not watching real robots fight!  Once you meet the main robot "Atom" you can not help but to fall in love with him!  He steals the show with his big blue eyes.  "Atom" helped bring a boy and his father together and change the world of boxing robots!  This is a great film, but it is rated PG-13, so make sure the kids are old enough before letting them see it!

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Boxing, Bots & Human Co-Stars!

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