Real Steel Remembers…

…it’s our world, not the future, that we relate to most.

Hugh Jackman shadowboxes Atom in Real Steel

Aside from the boxing robot, this picture takes place in our time and place. The car, the motel, and the sweatpants are indistinguishable from Rocky, which came out 30 years ago.

Or, if you prefer…

…it’s about a father, not the robot, finding himself.

Atom the boxer robot from Real Steel

One of these characters is beating the odds. It's not the one in focus.

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