Hugh Jackman’s big-budgeted sci-fi family film “Real Steel” opens October 7, 2011, so to prepare you the studio has released a new TV spot featuring Eminem. I recall this song from the “Modern Warfare 2” trailers a while back, interesting they’re recycling it here. It actually fits the movie pretty well, and makes “Real Steel” look like a pretty good times at the theaters, though probably nothing that’ll blow your mind. We shall see next month.
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, Dakota Goyo and directed by Shawn Levy.
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