What happens when you work your way to the top of the game, and the game changes? You have to change it back.
What’s been lovingly dubbed the “Robot Boxing Movie,” Real Steelhasn’t shown much in the way behind the high tech monstrosities that its CGI has brought to life so far, but this trailer gives a more intimate look at what the movie’s really all about: a father and a son connecting in a garbage heap.
It’s about an underdog made of metal, an underdog made of flesh, and working your way back up to the top.
Check out the trailer for yourself:
Okay, so we’re approaching some cheesy territory. Getting close to it. Edging right up. Smiling right at it. Any sports movie about redemption is going to have that risk, and it’ll be interesting to see how the film avoids it (especially with the number of cliches slamming us in the face here).
But it’s also got heart, and undoubtedly a lot of that will be provided by Hugh Jackman‘s acting talent. Including Anthony Mackie is a solid bet as well.
We’ll have to wait until October see to whether director Shawn Levy pulls the balancing act off and creates a tender movie with a lot of flying metal or creates yet another boxing cliche wrapped in spare parts.
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