Executive Producer Steven Spielberg , Director Shawn Levy and his DreamWorks gang are commercial geniuses. They’ve created a situation in which I, a movie violence watchdog, could fall for a drama in which a blood-thisty crowd cheers as boxers pummel each other to the death. It's so unlike me, and yet, Real Steel had me literally biting my nailsover the outcome of boxing matches. I cried, too. Here’s why it’s genius: because the fighting protagonists are robots, I somehow feel less concerned that children in the audience may be negatively affected. The cringe-factor is removed, permitting me to get wrapped up in the action and just have fun.