Real Steel is the futuristic tale about a boxer who builds a robot that competes in underground robot fights. But the movie is supposed to be compelling too? Shawn Levy directs Hugh Jackman as a washed-up boxer who coaches giant mechanical boxers. This movie wants to be more than a derby of cyborg carnage, it wants to be emotional because there is a father son relationship on the balance ..Chikusho! The movie hits theaters on the 8th October Hit the jump and decide for yourselves.
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. “Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).