Monday, March 5, 2012

Real Steel

If you took every single cinematic cliché, i.e.

Every boxing movie cliché

Every sports movie cliché

Every robot movie cliché

Every father-son troubled relationship cliché

Every Spielberghian wide-eyed kid cliché

If you took all those clichés, every single one of them, and put them all into one movie …

Would you come up with something paradoxically original?


Er, no. You’d get Real Steel.

Side note / Disclaimer: I had bad feelings going into this, but as a nod to my wife I rented it. While she ogled with delight a shirtless Hugh Jackman, all I saw was some dude threatening to burst out in song-and-tap in a top hat and tux at any given moment.

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