“This ain’t no video game!”
Richard Matheson short story entitled “Steel”, first made into a Twilight Zone Television Episode and now gets a movie adaptation featuring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lily and Dakota Goyo.
Real Steel’s advertising is interesting because half the trailers showed Jackman alone and the other half show him and his forgotten moppet of a son trying to do the Rocky with Robots schtick.
And, for the most part it works when the plot pits the father and son against the robot and their operators.
The rest of the plot is paint by numbers and will bore you to tears.