REAL STEEL Movie – Review and Giveaway

Last night I was privileged enough to attend a prescreening of the new Dreamworks movie REAL STEEL and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I mean I went into it with the idea that I would love it because I’m a Dreamworks fan, but lately I’ve been disappointed by movies in general because it seems like the stories have all been told.
Why was I pleasantly surprised? Because it wasn’t predictable. And because who doesn’t want to see Hugh Jackman… I mean come on, let’s be honest… But about the movie (instead of the man candy) I’m not going to give any spoilers because I want you to go see the movie and I don’t want to color your opinion, but here’s what I will say.

The story line was fun and I can’t wait to take my boys to see it.  Yes, it’s rated PG-13 for some language and violence but nothing compared to some of the movies that they’ve seen with their dad.

“Real Steel” is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds,  gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing.

I can not think of a better fit to play the precocious 11 year old, Max Canton than Dakota Goya.  Watch out for this kid because I have a feeling you will be seeing more of him in the future even though he already has an impressive resume.


There were audible gasps, laughter and applause at the most relevant parts of the movie so I’m sure that the rest of the audience was as moved as I was.  This is one of those movies that I’ll be taking my boys to see this weekend since it opens nationwide TOMORROW Friday, October 7th 2011 and we’ll definitely be buying this once it hits DVD.  Check out this preview to see what I mean:


Now for something you will REALLY cheer about – I’m stoked to be able to offer you a lovely REAL STEEL Prize pack!


I knew you’d be excited!

One lucky reader will win:

– REAL STEEL t-shirt (adult  sizes of S-XL)

– REAL STEEL bottle opener

– REAL STEEL stickers

– REAL STEEL temporary tattoos

Cool huh?  I thought you’d like it!

How to Enter:

primary entry (mandatory)

Like REAL STEEL on Facebook

optional entries

(1) Like Slightly off Kilter on Facebook

(2) Tweet about this giveaway with either

“I can’t wait to see #REALSTEEL and want this prize pack from @momma_oz and @DW_Studios”


“I loved seeing #REALSTEEL and want this prize pack from @momma_oz and @DW_Studios”

(max 5 per day – at least 1 hour between tweets- leave a link to your tweets pls)

(3) Share this giveaway on YOUR facebook – linking to both Slightly off Kilter AND REAL STEEL Facebook pages (3 entries)

That’s IT!

  • This giveaway is open to US residents only.
  • One winner will be selected on October 17th at noon CST using the WordPress plugin “And the Winner Is”.
  • Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be selected.

Disclaimer – I was invited to attend a pre-screening of the movie REAL STEEL and the giveaway prize pack is being provided to one of my readers, but have not been compensated in any way for writing this review. All opinions are my own and have not been edited or altered.


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