Yet another poster for Shawn Levy’s sci-fi robot boxing movie “Real Steel”. Still not feeling the movie, but maybe that’ll change when I see more from it. Then again, I like my robots running around trying to kill humanity, not in a boxing ring, you know, boxing. That just seems like such a poor use of a robot, but maybe that’s just me.
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.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, Karl Yune, and Dakota Goyo.
Duking it out October 7, 2011.
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