A new trailer for Rock ‘Em Sock—er—Real Steel has been released. This one’s the Japanese version and gives us a look at some more footage (with super-serious Japansese narration!). While the visual effects on the robots looks fantastic, the story still comes off as incredibly ham-fisted. I’m still waiting for something about this film to look appealing besides “the robots look cool.”
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, Kevin Durand, and Evangeline Lilly. Real Steel opens October 7th.
Here’s the Japanese trailer (via Bleeding Cool):
Here’s the official synopsis for Real Steel:
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.