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Robots hammer each other in the ring in this Real Steel featurette

08.22.2011

While we wait for Wolverine to flash his adamantium-pointed fists on screen again (in a decent movie, let's hope), REAL STEEL is the closest Hugh Jackman will get to dangerous alloys.

The futuristic robo-ROCKY comes from director Shawn Levy (A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 1 & 2) and is based on story by Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND) that was previously adapted into a Lee Marvin-starring "Twilight Zone" episode. If you want to know how the movie's circuit-filled pugilists were brought to life, check out the new behind-the-scenes featurette below.

Synopsis: "A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-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."

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Extra Tidbit: Simple enough concept, but looks pretty fun. Bonus: Evangeline Lilly.
Source: Dreamworks

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8:38AM on 08/23/2011

It does look like fun...

The robots look awesome as does the fighting but I have a strong feeling that kid might kill the movie for me.
The robots look awesome as does the fighting but I have a strong feeling that kid might kill the movie for me.
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4:13AM on 08/23/2011
I have been waiting for a movie like this to take my nephew to - the story kind of gives me a feelgood 80s-type vibe - should be lots of fun!
I have been waiting for a movie like this to take my nephew to - the story kind of gives me a feelgood 80s-type vibe - should be lots of fun!
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2:01AM on 08/23/2011

Reminds me of Jake Lloyd.

And movies where kids boss adults around are offensive.
And movies where kids boss adults around are offensive.
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9:32AM on 08/23/2011
HA! That's exactly what I thought while I was watching it. Jake Lloyd doppleganger
HA! That's exactly what I thought while I was watching it. Jake Lloyd doppleganger
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1:16AM on 08/23/2011
These robots can't box their way out of a damp paper bag.
These robots can't box their way out of a damp paper bag.
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10:52PM on 08/22/2011

Saw it at a screening

I saw this a couple of weeks ago. If you saw the trailer and thought "This looks like fun" then I don't think you'll be disappointed as it represented the film quite well. However, personally, I was put off by the trailer and ultimately did not care for the movie. It's hard to tell what the reaction to this film will be actually. Another person I talked to said it was "better than they thought it was going to be"

So there ya go, for what it's worth
I saw this a couple of weeks ago. If you saw the trailer and thought "This looks like fun" then I don't think you'll be disappointed as it represented the film quite well. However, personally, I was put off by the trailer and ultimately did not care for the movie. It's hard to tell what the reaction to this film will be actually. Another person I talked to said it was "better than they thought it was going to be"

So there ya go, for what it's worth
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10:14PM on 08/22/2011
Did he say the year 2020? in only 9 years this is supposed to happen?
Did he say the year 2020? in only 9 years this is supposed to happen?
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3:47AM on 08/23/2011
A lot can happen in a decade. Remember when we used to watch movies on VHS? Now we have BluRay. And it's not like robotics is unheard of right now. These are still remote controlled. A few of those (be it smaller and less durable) already exist.
A lot can happen in a decade. Remember when we used to watch movies on VHS? Now we have BluRay. And it's not like robotics is unheard of right now. These are still remote controlled. A few of those (be it smaller and less durable) already exist.
6:45PM on 08/23/2011
But human boxing obsolete and the futuristic look of everything no way.
But human boxing obsolete and the futuristic look of everything no way.
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10:05PM on 08/22/2011

it doesn't look good

but it looks like some retarded fun to me, couldn't have asked for more from Rock Em Sock Em Robots: The Movie... well, hopefully one of the robot's heads will pop up at one point signalling a KO ;)
but it looks like some retarded fun to me, couldn't have asked for more from Rock Em Sock Em Robots: The Movie... well, hopefully one of the robot's heads will pop up at one point signalling a KO ;)
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9:23PM on 08/22/2011
Movie looks like a blast. Forget the haters.
Movie looks like a blast. Forget the haters.
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9:23PM on 08/22/2011
Agreed.. it's not like people are hating on it just to hate. It's a movie about robot..boxers... wait-what? Yeah.. it looks terrible.
Agreed.. it's not like people are hating on it just to hate. It's a movie about robot..boxers... wait-what? Yeah.. it looks terrible.
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9:08PM on 08/22/2011
It's not "hate". I'm a big Hugh Jackman fan. I'm also a big fan of Evangline Lilly and Kevin Durand. I don't mean to be offensive, I just think this looks absolutely horrible.
It's not "hate". I'm a big Hugh Jackman fan. I'm also a big fan of Evangline Lilly and Kevin Durand. I don't mean to be offensive, I just think this looks absolutely horrible.
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8:59PM on 08/22/2011
I don't know why this movie has been getting so much hate on here. I think it looks like a ton of fun.
I don't know why this movie has been getting so much hate on here. I think it looks like a ton of fun.
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