Tonight, I saw Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman
and I'm pleased to recommend it.
Movie going is such a nice escape. You go, you sit in the dark with a lot of strangers. You watch a movie that doesn't really add anything to your life. And you leave, $20 or so poorer.
This experience was something else. Nothing life altering. Just a good story, well cast, and well constructed.
You want characters with some meat on their bones? Done.
You like action? Done
You want to laugh? Yes
You want to dance? Got it
This film handled the integration of larger than life robots into the daily lives of people in a playful and interesting way. I was pleasantly surprised, and almost found myself clapping with the rest of the audience when it ended....(almost - I'm not sure what the point of clapping at the movies is... but - yay for audience enthusiasm).
It's a great little distraction and, yes, Hugh Jackman fans will not be disappointed.