Going into Real Steel, I expected a movie that 8-to-12-year-old boys would love; everyone else — not so much. Director Shawn Levy’s prior credits (including Night at the Museum and Pink Panther) involved some level of cheesiness, so I expected more of the same.
He says he comes by his interest in performing quite naturally since his mother was an opera singer.
Few can argue that racism in Philadelphia has been extinguished. It exists in government, in the form of government contracts reserved for minorities. It exists in the hearts of many people in many neighborhoods. It exists in the subconscious of people. It was part and parcel of a few mayors — Frank “Vote White” Rizzo and John “The brothers and sisters are running the city” Street.
Know people before you condemn them
For most of humanity, it’s a safe bet that getting up on stage and acting before a room full of people ranks right up on the fear ladder with things like swimming in shark infested waters.