Rock-‘Em-Sock-‘Em Robots…

 – – I like robots, The Twilight Zone, and Hugh Jackman, so I’m likely to be sucker punched by Real Steel, a movie based on robotic boxing.  Inspired by the Richard Matheson short story Steel which was itself previously produced as a Twilight Zone episode, Real Steel is set in a near-future where human boxing has been banned in favor of robotic pugilism, and Jackman plays a former human boxer (Charlie Kenton) turned manager/trainer for robotic combatants. 

Times are tough, however, and Jackman’s character is reduced to managing  Atom, an old generation robot whose remains are discovered in a junkyard.  Through this vehicle Jackman may attempt a comeback denied his human flesh, and gain reconciliation with his estranged son…as you might expect, the actor who’s played Wolverine and Van Helsing has some wild talents up his sleeve. – -Sure, it sounds cheesy and it ain’t Shakespeare, but this Steel is more than scrap metal, and might be fun…

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3 Comments on “Rock-‘Em-Sock-‘Em Robots…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Hmmmmm! I wonder if they’ll have a b/w photograph of Lee Marvin as “Kenton’s” former trainer? It would be a nice homage to the TZ ep.

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Isn’t it amazing how far ahead of their times those original “Twilight Zone” episodes were? While the special effects were laughable by today’s standards, the writing and acting was first rate, and is superior to much of the drek on the tube today!

  2. carycomic Says:

    You are SO right!


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