Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

Mark reviews in-flight movies

United treated me to "Real Steel", in which Wolverine and his adorable 11-year-old kid bond while training their robot to beat up other robots.

The real sin of this movie wasn't that it was a boxing movie. Or that all the characters were unlikable and irrational. Or even that the economic model of robot boxing made no sense whatsoever.

It's that, in true Hollywood fashion, there is a future in which humanoid robots capable of mirroring human movement, walking on their own, and beating the bejeezus out of each other cost only a few tens of thousands of dollars, but this technology has no wider application in society.
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