Real Steel Trailer

There are two things that concern me when it comes to this rock’em’sock’em robots flick: 1) it’s directed by Shawn Levy who’s a solidly mediocre director, and 2) the tagline for the film is “Steel Gets Real.”

Did the marketing department just decide to collectively say fuck it?  The movie is named Real Steel and the tagline is pretty much the same.  Now, I know, I know, it’s not the same because they switched around the words “real” and “steel” and threw in a “gets” between them. Clever. </facepalm>

It should also be noted that there were two previous adaptations of Richard Matheson’s short story “Steel”; one from The Simpsons and one from The Twilight Zone.

Here’s the Official Synopsis:

Hugh 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 (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 will be released in theaters on October 7th 2011. [via io9]

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