Oh Hugh, what the hell are you thinking? I can see that there might be a market for this sort of crap (15 year old boys - again - and 40-ish old boys) but why are you involved? You can sing. And you can dance. You can even act when you put your mind to it (and Nicole’s not around.) Is it this whole “Let’s make some money” thing? Do you need extra cash to buy your own plane? That has to be it. Because Martin Keamy belongs in this movie, but you…you do not. This thing is just, plain bad.
See for yourself. I now present, without further interruption, 2011’s rock ‘em sock ‘em robots:
Yes folks, that emotional, thought provoking Real Steel trailer was just a glimpse into the life of Charlie Kenton (Jackman), a down on his luck former boxer, who now promotes robot fights. Barely making enough money to get by, Charlie enlists his estranged 11 year old son to help build a champion from spare parts. Yes, somehow this scrappy team must repair their relationship while training a half-assed hunk of junk to beat the tar out of some other hunk of steel, in an effort to fulfill Daddy’s unrealized title-winning dream. You just wiped away a tear, didn’t you?
Real Steel is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) and is based on a short story by Richard Matheson (which was also made into a “Twilight Zone” episode). “Lost” veterans Kevin Durand and Evangeline Lilly also star, alongside Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Hope Davis (Synecdoche, New York, “In Treatment”) and the film is set for an October 2011 release. Hugh, I suggest you get back on Broadway as fast as you can and pretend you know nothing about this.