When news came out that Disney was developing a live-action movie about giant boxing robots, immediate and obvious comparisons to the classic toy and game Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots were drawn, and guffaws ricocheted off the walls of the internets, far and wide.
Toss in the director of The Pink Panther and the writer of Summer Catch, and you’ve got a spectacularly-impressive piece of cinematic crapularity in the making. Which–as evidenced by this first trailer for Real Steel–is exactly what Disney has delivered.
This is a real thing. That a bunch of people in Hollywood made. Using many millions of dollars. On purpose.
Via ScreenRant, who I’m sure would like to remind us that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel raked in $220 million in the U.S., so perhaps people will go apeshit over soulless, karate-kicking robots.