New Real Steel trailer online

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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.

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