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Watch: 'Real Steel' Trailer Is Essentially A Robot Rocky Story

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 10, 2011 at 4:38AM

Plus 5 New Images From the Film Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly And Anthony MackieThere's no doubt about it. DreamWorks already believes in "Real Steel" with work already starting on a sequel, but the question is, will the rest of us care. And with the first full-length trailer for the film arriving today, it looks like it's gonna be a huge crowd pleaser.
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Plus 5 New Images From the Film Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly And Anthony Mackie



There's no doubt about it. DreamWorks already believes in "Real Steel" with work already starting on a sequel, but the question is, will the rest of us care. And with the first full-length trailer for the film arriving today, it looks like it's gonna be a huge crowd pleaser.

Starring Hugh Jackman, “Real Steel” is a boxing drama set in the near future where 2,000-pound robots do battle in the ring while controlled by iPad-like devices by human handlers. But more specifically, the film is about a father-son (Dakota Goyo playing the kid) team training an unusual robot to win a boxing championship after Jackman’s fall from glory as an actual human boxer. They essentially train an "Iron Giant"-like throwaway robot to boxing glory in what is a "Rocky" story told with Transformers. More or less. On the one hand, the emotional stuff looks ridiculously corny -- we're supposed to root for a robot? -- but on the other, the special effects look quite good. Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda round out the cast for a film that looks at best like some decent popcorn entertainment with a bit more heft than usual.

"Real Steel" opens on October 7th. Check out the trailer below.






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