A retired pugilist transitions to the business side of the ropes after human boxers are replaced by robotic ones in director Shawn Levy's feature-length adaptation of the Twilight Zone episode "Steel." Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) was a true contender when the sport of boxing was changed forever. Now, instead of humans duking it out for the masses, huge, powerful steel robots trade blows in the ring. As a result, former gladiator Charlie has been forced into the role of two-bit promoter, piecing together cut-rate fighting bots from scrap metal as he makes the rounds on the underground boxing circuit. Just when it seems that Charlie has sunken to the nadir of his career, his estranged 11 year old son, Max (Dakota Goyo), offers him the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at a comeback by constructing and training a true champion. Now the stakes are higher than ever before, and Charlie is about to get a second chance at leaving an indelible mark on the sport he once dedicated his life to. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This is a terrific movie!! I enjoyed the fight moves, Mr. Jackman was great. And the special effects were outstanding, as was all the characters. The young boy who played Jackmans son was amazing, he most definitely has a career in movies. I recommend this action movie to everyone. Steven C
This is a great movie. A hands down great movie. Now.. that being said.. it is also nearly a total plot rip off of Rocky I mixed in with a bit of Over The Top.. (You already know how it ends if you saw both those movies). Regardless it is a very enjoyable movie.
This movie did not know whether it wanted to be a drama, tragic soap opera, inspiring fight story, cute precocious kid story, adult learning to be mature story or what. It is nothing like Rocky. Rocky knew what type of movie it wanted to be and never strayed.