Well we take it all back. When we first saw the teaser trailer for this movie starring Hugh ‘showtunes’ Jackman we were less than impressed, especially when all it seemed to be was a live version of the old Rock Em’ Sock Em’ Robots game.
Real Steel also stars Dakota Goyo, (who most recently played young Thor), Evangeline Lilly, (Lost) and is directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night, Night At The Museum). The trailer fleshes out a lot more of the movie’s plot which appears to be clever mix of The Champ and The Iron Giant. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
In the near future, robots have replaced humans in boxing. Charlie Kenton (Jackman) loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max (Goyo) to build a robot that can contend for the championship.