Miro liked it for the science. Kenji liked it for the carnage. Jing liked it for the testosterone bonding. I liked it for Hugh Jackman. <3
Back to the movie... all the destruction comes from the concept of Robot Boxing. The premise of which is that in the shiny and deadly tomorrow, mankind will eventually tire of human boxing and will thirst for more butchery and annihilation in the ring. This is man going back to his barbaric roots using technological means. I love the irony!
With all the metal massacre going about per frame, the movie still gave out warmth with the bond shared between the father and son characters. A bond borne out of violence (the duo worked as robot boxing promoters/trainers --how cool is that!). My husband thinks this is just awesome. With Miro's robotics intel and his street fighting prowess, they can easily be the 'real' 'Max and Charlie'! I'm not putting a cork on that dream sequence. The idea had the boys giddified and, heck, anything is possible, right?
Real Steel. It's that perfect testosterone boost a father and son bonding time needs. But moms will love it, too. I mean... HUGH JACKMAN... Come on!