Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lily star in this action-packed movie. Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who owes a lot of people money. The world of entertainment now revolves around robot fighting as it offers more action than humans. Charlie has his own robot and competes in those competitions. After his girlfriend dies, Charlie is forced to take his kid Max along on the rode with him. He's not a very good father, but the kid likes robots so they bond over that. Not as good as I was hoping it would be, but it redeems itself with moments of comedy and a lot of great action sequences. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the Transformers movies, they're all about robots fighting.]
[Also available: the original story by Richard Matheson that this movie was based upon.]
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