A story that is based on future where robot boxing is a sport which is very popular and centered on a struggling promoter who thinks he has found a champion in a robot that is discarded. During this rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11 year old son who wants to know his father.
A story that is based on future where robot boxing is a sport which is very popular and centered on a struggling promoter who thinks he has found a champion in a robot that is discarded. During this rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11 year old son who wants to know his father. less
“Even with a script full of clichés, the film manages to connect with the audiences though brilliant performances and stunning visual effects. An enjoyable watch!”
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Robots and they box against each other. This is a dream come true script for most guys in the crowd. But it can all go wrong if not dealt with the proper manner. Thankfully for the audience this masala movie is well written and well directed to give us an enjoyable 2 hour ride.
Sometime in the near future, the sport of boxing has evolved to be fought between robots. Charlie played by Hugh Jackman is a retired boxer who fights robots to make his ends meet. When he lands up being stuck with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo), it is through his son that he rediscovers his zest in boxing. The both of them along with Bailey played by Evangeline Lilly build and train an under dog robot towards winning the championship.
The father son bonding story is beautifully added on the backdrop of fighting robots. At times the movie seems silly and cliched but it fun to watch at all times. Not a dull moment goes by and you cant take your eyes off the screen. The chemistry between Hugh Jackman and Dakota is amazing. All the funny lines goes to the kid and he is the star of the movie.
Hugh Jackman does a great job of playing the brash, cocky broke ex-boxer. Evangeline Lilly lights up the screen every time she is on it. Her charm is outstanding and adds good value to the movie. Hands down this film belongs to Dakota Goyo. He is so natural. It was a pleasure to see him act as though it was his second nature. All the funny lines, emotional scenes are handled with panache by this 12 year old.
I must say I was surprised to see Reliance Entertainment's name come up in the credits under Production. I must say this was a good choice to take up as one of your first few international projects. The movie is an adaptation from a short story. The writers do a wonderful job in converting the story into an intriguing fun screenplay. Director Shawn Levy adds all the masala and tells the story as it ought to be told.
Overall this movie is one of the better watches.
Repeat Value: Highly repeatable.
Reasons to watch 1) Robots 2) Boxing 3) Robots boxing