Wow. I don’t know what to say about this flick. The concept of Real Steel is so mind numbingly stupid and early 90’s cheese ala’ Hardware or Robo Wars that you want to run away blindly from its mediocrity screaming. But I digress, looking dark and broody, I was drawn into the story starting off as Hugh Jackman as a washed up ex-Rocky boxer now a small time promoter. When the robots are introduced to this mix you have forgotten that it was a sci-fi drama with the bots looking –NO EMBELLISHMENT– like the same models as your Rock’em Sock’em’s were as a child. It also looks like the Transformers may have been tapped as extras, confining them to a ring to fight in. I’m excited to see what else they release in the future as extended length trailer time.We also have the synopsis for deeper details.
Jackman plays 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 (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.