Aluus wrote:Will you real steel fans FINALLY admit that this movie is just a rip-off of rock em sock em robots?
I don't quite see how it's a rip off ^^;; It's a basic concept of boxing, a popular sport, done with the ever popular idea of robotics. If Reel Steel is a rip off of that old game then by god most things on TV and made in Hollywood are ripoffs, including every Pixar and Studio Ghibli film.
Taking a general concept and twisting it into something new isn't ripping it off. It's called finding inspiration and crafting something unique (keeping in mind it's nearly impossible for a story to be fulling unique).
So who cares if they made a toy that looks like rock em sock em robots. They're boxing robots. What else can you do with a toy? The movie is one big life form for the idea. Inspired by the old game? Probably. A rip-off? Not really.