You know those weekends where you just really, really don't want to leave the house for two days? Yeah, I had one of those. Thankfully, I have Netflix and I've been good about keeping my queue pretty updated. But on Friday, when the Real Steel
DVD arrived, I'll admit I cringed a little inside.
It's not that I have anything against Hugh Jackman (except for the whole Wolverine
movie debacle, but I'm not going there today), but I just wasn't that excited. I wasn't excited when I saw the trailer, so I didn't see Real Steel
in theaters. It looked, to me, ridiculous. Fighting robots? Not my thing.
Now I'm admitting something else: I liked Real Steel
. And I'm going to try to tell you why.