Thursday, February 2, 2012

Real Steel: Not really a movie review.

Actually, I don't think the first "movie review" I did a few days ago was a true review either.  Nonetheless/slash/moving on...

I thought the trailer for Real Steel looked super cheesy.  The premise of the movie (based on a trailer I saw before another movie) was that Hugh Jackson and a little boy were somehow involved in huge robot boxing in the future.  I imagined the intellectual level necessary to to enjoy this movie would've been around the level necessary to enjoy any of "The Fast and The Furious" sequels.  (I did really enjoy the first one, but the quality of the movies just went laughably downhill from there).

Anyhow, I unwittingly and completely unexpectedly stumbled into watching Real Steel (probably about 30 or so minutes in) this past Sunday.  And I found it to be surprisingly heart-warming with a better than expected (good) story line.  I laughed (because it was funny not because I was laughing AT it).  I cried a bit, too.  I found bits that were so adorable and likable.  All not feelings I expected to get from this movie.  Maybe I should give Hugh Jackman a little more credit in choosing his roles.

I guess it just goes to show, sometimes you can't judge a movie by its trailer. =T


J.Lim said...

his name is hugh jackman, not jackson. you said this the other day, too -__-

starstuff said...

Yo, go watch The Artist. It's in theaters!