History YMMV / RealSteel

30th Dec '15 6:27:06 AM Larkmarn
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* TheScrappy: Max is a BrattyHalfPint who is loud, boisterous, and honestly pretty annoying. He parallels the TropeNamer in many ways, honestly.
8th Sep '15 6:29:05 PM Adept
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* DesignatedHero: Charlie. When he hears about his ex girlfriend's death and that his son is left, he reacts with annoyance at the burden to him and indicates he knowingly left his girlfriend while she was pregnant. Then he signs him over to the boy's aunt and uncle for 100 grand, furthering the deadbeat dad vibe. Then he uses the money to buy another robot sight unseen that he knows nothing about, then takes it into a fight and gets it destroyed because he hadn't bothered to learn to operate it first or have the humility to go for a smaller prize. He then gets the nerve to not pay his rent at the gym he works at (and his childhood friend owns), then lambasts her for thinking of selling it, claiming her deceased father would be pissed off at her. He leaves Max in the pouring rain at a junk yard next to a deadly cliff to carry the robot he found after surviving a fall off a cliff. Only after this point, 45 minutes in, does he start to act even remotely decent. ** Though this was deliberate to show just how much of a {{Jerkass}} Charlie was. However, [[CharacterDevelopment he gets better]] as the movie progresses.
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* DesignatedHero: Charlie. When he hears about his ex girlfriend's ex-girlfriend's death and that his son is left, he reacts with annoyance at the burden to him and indicates he knowingly left his girlfriend while she was pregnant. Then he signs him over to the boy's aunt and uncle for 100 grand, furthering the deadbeat dad vibe. Then he uses the money to buy another robot sight unseen that he knows nothing about, then takes it into a fight and gets it destroyed because he hadn't bothered to learn to operate it first or have the humility to go for a smaller prize. He then gets the nerve to not pay his rent at the gym he works at (and his childhood friend owns), then lambasts her for thinking of selling it, claiming her deceased father would be pissed off at her. He leaves Max in the pouring rain at a junk yard next to a deadly cliff to carry the robot he found after surviving a fall off a cliff. Only after this point, 45 minutes in, does he start to act even remotely decent. ** Though this was deliberate to show just how much of a {{Jerkass}} Charlie was. However, [[CharacterDevelopment he gets better]] as the movie progresses.decent.

* GrowingTheBeard: The director behind the ''NightAtTheMuseum'' films made this.
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* GrowingTheBeard: The director behind the ''NightAtTheMuseum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' films made this.

* SpiritualLicensee: See the internet's pet name for the film: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: TheMovie. Alternatively... * XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''Manga/AstroBoy''.[[note]]Atom has a gift separating him from other robots, and with that in mind, the name Atom elevates this to a ShoutOut.[[/note]] ** Separates him from MOST other robots. His advantages are rare, but far from unique. People are surprised to seem them on such an old robot, but know of their existence in general. ** Alternatively, ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''{{Medabots}}''.[[note]] Both of the main robots are obsolete models, but are able to outmatch their opponents due to rare advantages.[[/note]] ** ''[[Creator/BobChipman MovieBob]]'' describes it as having influences of Pokemon and Megaman.
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* SpiritualLicensee: See the internet's pet name for the film: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: TheMovie. Alternatively... * XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''Manga/AstroBoy''.[[note]]Atom has a gift separating him from other robots, and with that in mind, the name Atom elevates this to a ShoutOut.[[/note]] ** Separates him from MOST other robots. His advantages are rare, but far from unique. People are surprised to seem them on such an old robot, but know of their existence in general. ** Alternatively, ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''{{Medabots}}''.[[note]] Both of the main robots are obsolete models, but are able to outmatch their opponents due to rare advantages.[[/note]] ** ''[[Creator/BobChipman MovieBob]]'' describes it as having influences of Pokemon and Megaman.
23rd Aug '15 1:42:38 PM MechWarrior
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** ''{{MovieBob}}'' describes it as having influences of Pokemon and Megaman. * VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The robots are realized through a mixture of animatronics and [[SerkisFolk motion capture]], both done perfectly, and the whole thing looks amazing.
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** ''{{MovieBob}}'' ''[[Creator/BobChipman MovieBob]]'' describes it as having influences of Pokemon and Megaman. * VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The robots are realized through a mixture of animatronics and [[SerkisFolk motion capture]], both done perfectly, and the whole thing looks amazing.
8th May '14 12:36:20 PM LongLiveHumour
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** The film's very premise is ''VideoGame/OneMustFall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=073gPSx_Jy4 2097]]'', and it's linked to "Steel," the ''TwilightZone'' episode the film is based on. Or the RichardMatheson story ''that'' was based on. The film takes a few elements from the Matheson short story: robot boxers replacing humans, the main character is a former prizefighter, the climactic challenge is between the protagonist's fight and a current champion, and that the protagonist physically fights the robot himself. In the book this last part doesn't end well, while the film is a straight up underdog sports movie.
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** The film's very premise is ''VideoGame/OneMustFall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=073gPSx_Jy4 2097]]'', and it's linked to "Steel," the ''TwilightZone'' ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode the film is based on. Or the RichardMatheson story ''that'' was based on. The film takes a few elements from the Matheson short story: robot boxers replacing humans, the main character is a former prizefighter, the climactic challenge is between the protagonist's fight and a current champion, and that the protagonist physically fights the robot himself. In the book this last part doesn't end well, while the film is a straight up underdog sports movie.
13th Feb '14 4:33:36 PM Willbyr
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* HilariousInHindsight: At the time, it seemed like this movie would fall into {{Zeerust}} turf. Then ''RobotCombatLeague'' came out, featuring eight foot humanoid robots using MotionCaptureMecha technology. While not ''nearly'' as advanced as the film, it's still surprisingly close. Extra hilarity comes from the fact the robot Crash, a more 'kiddy' looking robot with being a StoneWall as its main strength and controlled by a parent child {{Determinator}} team, ultimately could prove to be a pretty good stand in for Atom.
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* HilariousInHindsight: At the time, it seemed like this movie would fall into {{Zeerust}} turf. Then ''RobotCombatLeague'' ''Series/RobotCombatLeague'' came out, featuring eight foot humanoid robots using MotionCaptureMecha technology. While not ''nearly'' as advanced as the film, it's still surprisingly close. Extra hilarity comes from the fact the robot Crash, a more 'kiddy' looking robot with being a StoneWall as its main strength and controlled by a parent child {{Determinator}} team, ultimately could prove to be a pretty good stand in for Atom.
11th Nov '13 12:32:41 PM Gregzilla
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: ** The scene with Atom seemingly staring at himself in the mirror. It's left to the viewer to determine whether or not he's actually sentient. * ClicheStorm: To a level once thought beyond the ken of mortal men.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: ** BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The scene with Atom seemingly staring at himself in the mirror. It's left to the viewer to determine whether or not he's actually sentient. * ClicheStorm: To a level once thought beyond the ken of mortal men.A lot.
23rd Aug '13 2:14:41 PM erforce
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** The premise of humans being replaced in fighting sports was previously done on screen in 1989 with ''Arena'', with aliens replacing humans instead of robots. ''RobotJox'' also definitely has a hand in the proceedings too.
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** The premise of humans being replaced in fighting sports was previously done on screen in 1989 with ''Arena'', with aliens replacing humans instead of robots. ''RobotJox'' ''Film/RobotJox'' also definitely has a hand in the proceedings too.
23rd Aug '13 2:08:52 PM Viira
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* XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''Manga/AstroBoy''.[[hottip:*:Atom has a gift separating him from other robots, and with that in mind, the name Atom elevates this to a ShoutOut.]]
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* XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''Manga/AstroBoy''.[[hottip:*:Atom [[note]]Atom has a gift separating him from other robots, and with that in mind, the name Atom elevates this to a ShoutOut.]][[/note]]

** Alternatively, ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''{{Medabots}}''.[[hottip:*: Both of the main robots are obsolete models, but are able to outmatch their opponents due to rare advantages.]]
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** Alternatively, ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' meets ''{{Medabots}}''.[[hottip:*: [[note]] Both of the main robots are obsolete models, but are able to outmatch their opponents due to rare advantages.]][[/note]]
15th Jun '13 8:49:47 PM GREGOLE
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* ClicheStorm: To a level once thought beyond the ken of mortal men.
12th May '13 1:48:01 PM Shinr
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** The film's very premise is ''OneMustFall2097'', and it's linked to "Steel," the ''TwilightZone'' episode the film is based on. Or the RichardMatheson story ''that'' was based on. The film takes a few elements from the Matheson short story: robot boxers replacing humans, the main character is a former prizefighter, the climactic challenge is between the protagonist's fight and a current champion, and that the protagonist physically fights the robot himself. In the book this last part doesn't end well, while the film is a straight up underdog sports movie.
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** The film's very premise is ''OneMustFall2097'', ''VideoGame/OneMustFall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=073gPSx_Jy4 2097]]'', and it's linked to "Steel," the ''TwilightZone'' episode the film is based on. Or the RichardMatheson story ''that'' was based on. The film takes a few elements from the Matheson short story: robot boxers replacing humans, the main character is a former prizefighter, the climactic challenge is between the protagonist's fight and a current champion, and that the protagonist physically fights the robot himself. In the book this last part doesn't end well, while the film is a straight up underdog sports movie.
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