Ok, this is one's a long time coming. I just went through 8 days no power and 12 without cable (hence the no internets). So here we go.
Basically Real Steel is the best parts of the triumphant Rocky movies. Down on his luck boxer, looking for his next shot at the title. suddenly has a kid to take care of, indestrutable and impossible to beat opponents, slowly making his way to the top, cute girl waiting for him at home, kid makes him a better man and dad, foreign people with strange accents taking over the sport, "I will break him," makes you want to chant "Rocky Rocky Rocky," or in this case "Atom Atom Atom." A true underdog story with robots.
The Rocky movies made me and my cousin want to beat the shit out of each other everytime we saw them together on TV. Wolverine and Kate from Lost (looking super cute by the way) were good in this flick, if not a little predictable. Like I said, the best parts of the Rocky movies except with robots. Boxing. The kid dancing with Atom was a good hook, and the end where Wolverine takes over Atom, with Atom mimicking his shadowboxing movements is an awesome feel-good part of the flick.
Oh, and the new Ultimate Spider-Man with Miles is really good, I've been keeping up with it at work every month. The new Evanesence album is good too.