Paramount is having a field day with their robots! Within the span of two months, both Transformers 3 and Real Steel will be unleashed upon theaters. And while the Transformers 3 trailer was less then satisfactory, this one I consider a success. Why? To be quite honest, I have no idea. Maybe I’m just connecting with both my masculine roots of people hitting each other and my sci-fi geek roots of robots, but still. This trailer was oddly entertaining, and I’m excited to see more. On a side note, I hope this trailer is attached to The Fighter because, quite honestly, what better film could you ask for? Both films feature boxing and robots, although I think Mark Wahlberg is a better model. Hey-oh!
…Let’s just watch the trailer:
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 opens October 7, 2011.