Cinematic Appreciation: Real Steel

CINEMATIC APPRECIATION OBJECTIVE: I love movies. They are a combination of every art form- visual and audible, textures and colors and singing and talking and everything beautiful. So I thought I would take some time to fully appreciate the films that capture my heart the most.

Each film is scored on several different levels:

CGI (Computer Generated Images, or basically special effects): 0 being terrible and 10 being phenomenal.

COSTUMING AND MAKEUP (speaks for itself): 0 being inaccurate and 10 being perfect.

SCREENPLAY (script): 0 being filled with plot holes and 10 being flawless.

CASTING (even extras!): 0 being meh and 10 being EVEN THE PERSON ON THE SIDEWALK WAS IN CHARACTER!!!

MUSIC (soundtrack): 0 being a detraction from the film and 10 being an advantage.

And, finally, OVERALL FEELS (my fangirling emotions): 0 being none and 10 being I-can’t-breathe.

Real Steel


Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly and Dakota Goyo

CGI: 9 out of 10.


The CGI in this film isn’t mind-blowing crazysocks, but there’s nothing really wrong with it. It never detracts from the film and therefore, achieved such a high rating.


This movie ain’t really about appearances. But, as far as their outfits go, they fit each character in that sort of relaxed, rolling-with-the-punches manner. And as a bonus, Bailey’s clothes are SO. CUTE.


SCREENPLAY: 10 out of 10.

The story is incredibly smooth and full-fledged. There’s not excessive detail, there are no major plot holes. There’s something completely satisfying about this movie, and every time I watch it I’m just reminded of how well the story is weaved together.

CASTING: 10 out of 10.


Do I even need to explain this? Hugh Jackman. Evangeline Lilly. That speaks for itself. Not even the annoying cowboy can take the 10 away from this rating.

Ricky, the annoying cowboy.

MUSIC: 9 out of 10.

The scoring definitely captured the essence of the movie, but I’m so sad because it’s not available in full. It’s one of those soundtracks where they have these sort of themes, and then when you’re watching the movie you’re like “THERE! I want THAT specific song!” and then they don’t have that specific song in the soundtrack. *Sigh*. This movie does, however, have Give it a Go, which is awesome.

OVERALL FEELS: 2938572601 out of 10.


When the end of this movie rolls around, we’re all waiting for that magical moment when Charlie Kenton yells “Hey, kid! Now!” and then the tears start flowing and the feels are all over the place. It’s one of those solid, stand-alone films that just makes you love life in general. Real Steel delivers heart and soul right alongside the punches, leaving you with tears in your eyes (though from which, I can’t decide).



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  1. Such an amazing movie!


  2. I agree with you, this movie is truly amazing!


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