A second full trailer for Hugh Jackman’s robo-boxing sci-fi Real Steel has loaded online.
Vastly improving on the film’s first underwhelming trailer, this new look at Steel gives us a better idea of the human drama at the film’s core, as well as more roboxing action.
Jackman plays ex-boxer Charlie Kenton who’s lost his purpose in life after robots took over as the ring-bound fighters of choice.
When he reconnects with his young son, though, Kenton wonders if he can get back in the game again - with a little mechanical help.
Check out the new trailer below...
Showing off better CGI than we saw in Steel ’s first trailer, as well as some pleasingly gritty, Blade Runner -inspired aesthetics, Jackman’s latest could end up being a fun post-summer blockbuster.
There are still a few niggles, though. Cutesy kid acting brings back horrible memories of The Phantom Menace , while the script could be too saccharine for its own good.
Still, with the promise of some great robo-clashes, Steel may just be able to win audiences over.
Real Steel opens 7 October.