Real Steel

OK, hands up if anyone still takes Hugh Jackman seriously? Because I don’t. I just can’t. He’s devolved into a glib, preening, self-aware, McConnaughey-esque muppet before our very eyes. (oh I hope Les Mis can still save him.) In the meantime, Real Steel is the latest of his glossy unwatchables-  a by-the-numbers, wastrel-father / bratty-son pic whose unique differentiator is boxing robots. Seriously.  Some glassy-eyed studio exec somewhere was clearly expecting a toy tie-in franchise for the big bucks. Not.

Funnily enough, given my earlier post, it filmed throughout Michigan, courtesy of a whack of incentives. Detroit Free Press lists the locations. Recognize any?