Originally Posted by JD10367
Per$onally it $eem$ to me like there'$ a few $pecific rea$on$.
By making it both a "kid's movie" and a "Transformers"-style FX film for nerds who remember playing "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", they double the market share.
If it were just a kid's movie, it'd make $40M. If it were a blood-and-guts FX fantasy, it might make $100+M. By doing both, it might not make for a better movie, but it'll probably make for $150+M. Which is all they care about.
Wikipedia sez Real Steel is based off a 1950s short story, not RockemSockemRobots. Make of that what you will.
- credit goes to BoneKrusher for the pic
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