Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly and Dakota Goyo, is a film exploring the growing industry of the Robot Fighting League, which former regular boxer Charlie Kenton (Jackman) enters as a coach/operator to reclaim his glory days, and maybe make a little money for his struggling wife-like counterpart Bailey (Lilly). All the while, the estranged Charlie forms an unexpected relationship with both his son Max (Goyo) and new robot pal Atom (Atom). Real Steel comes out next Friday, October 7, and is directed by Shawn Levy.
Let's start this out with some substantial robot-on-robot violence. Charlie Kenton coaches his fighter through a successful round.
While rooting around a rainy junkyard for robot parts, Charlie teaches his son Max, a little bit about how robot boxing came to be.
Charlie's robot Noisy Boy gets a warm welcome from Finn (Anthony Mackie) and the robot boxing underworld, and a potentially fatal challenge. Charlie trains his new friend, Atom, in one of the Rockyest scenes in any recent movie.
Bailey brings some money problems to the attention of Charlie, who tries to charm his way out of it.
Charlie lets his ego get the better of him and makes a risky deal for his fighter, Noisy Boy.
Atom takes the ring against the "undeniable champion of this or any universe"...stakes are high. What will happen?