Thursday, April 5, 2012
A Conversation with Real Steel
Do I really need to explain what 'a conversation' post is again? Newbies, go here. Let's hope to some Real Steel, guys!
CHRISTOPHER: After being told last week by Immortals that I was a little too pale, I've decided to revert my attention back to robots. I guess they're a lot less judgemental...
REAL STEEL: What you mean to say is boxing robots.
C: Sorry, boxing robots.
RS: We don't just have any robots.
C: So they're not like the robots you'd find in a Michael Bay film?
RS: No. I'm a movie with an actual heart beating through it, which is what robots were intended to be in.
C: Fair enough. So what else sets you apart from the average Michael Bay robotic flick?
RS: Uh, Hugh Jackman being awesome. A female counterpart that isn't just there to look good and do nothing else. Maybe an actual storyline.
C: What is your storyline?
RS: Imagine your average sports movie. Now set it in the future. Instead of people boxing, have robots boxing. And then have Hugh Jackman train them. See where I'm going here?
C: So basically, it is a sports movie with boxing robots.
RS: ....and Hugh Jackman.
RS: No, unfortunately not.
C: So it can't be a great deal too memorable, then.
RS: BUT WE HAVE BOXING ROBOTS!
C: I guess so. If you ask me, boxing robots sounds like an iffy premise.
RS: So does basing a film on a board game. But this kind of stuff happens.
C: So does that mean that Battleship will actually be good?
RS: It doesn't look like it follows the source material as it should. I don't remember seeing aliens when I had a couple of robots play the board game in an early edition of the script.
C: Boxing was the best you could come up with?
RS: For now, yeah. Don't worry, someone will 'reboot' me in a few years and we'll have robots participating in 'the hunger games'.
C: Sounds like a plan.
RS: Robots are so hot right now.
RS: Everyone loves an 'underdog triumphs' story, don't they? I am one of those. And I don't skip on the heart. Atom the robot and his bond with young Max is truly inspiring. You know, like that movie War Horse? Actually, maybe, if they want to reboot a reboot of me, they can have Atom go off to war and Max try and find him. Write that down.
C: Mhm...you sound like you're quite rebootable.
RS: Reboot and robot sound just about the same.
C: But will people get their money's worth with just you, the original boxing robot movie?
RS: Of course. But then they'll want to go out and buy a boxing robot to keep as a pet, and that ain't to easy on the pocket.
C: I'm sure that watching you and buying a boxing robot is more satisfying than watching a Michael Bay movie, though.
RS: As real as steel, mate.
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