Rocky with Robots… and an annoying little kid.
The people I’ve talked to about Real Steel constantly say it is Rock’em Sock’em Robots without the Mattel® license and in a way they are correct. Robot on robot action is the main draw in this boxing film, starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum). Real Steel is based on a short story and Twilight Zone episode by Richard Matheson; although you probably wouldn’t think it from how heavily they’ve modified it. Real Steel attempts to be the Rocky movie no one really needed, only with a robot twist because I guess Transformers are pretty big right now. Real Steel: Rocky with robots.