HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA. Oh boy. What on Earth? On the one hand, I give them credit for removing any pretense of this movie being anything other than robot fight porn. You want to see robots punch each other in their robot faces with giant robot fists and that is what you are going to get. On the other hand, I’m not sure I can think of a movie with lower stakes*. “Oh no, what if the robot breakzzzzzzzzzz!” Nope. Like, unless Hugh Jackman’s sick grandma needs 25,000 Disney Dollars or else she’ll lose the hologmortgage on her hover house and the Big Fight just happens to have a grand prize of 25,000 Disney Dollars but where is Hugh Jackman even going to find a robot in time and it has been years since he…controlled a robot with a remote control…so he’s got to get into remote control shape but who is going to train him in time, other than that I do not even know what the dramatic tension could possibly be. UNLESS it is just to see whether or not Hugh Jackman’s frequent pants urination will short out his prize-winning battle bot in the middle of the important round. That’s probably it.

*BESIDES Entourage: The Movie.
Comments (86)
  1. I didn’t even know they commisioned to make a Rock’em Sock’em Robots movie. Nice one, Hollywood!

  2. I like how they’ve thwarted the parody porn industry by preempting the name change tactic.

  3. Is it Robot Trailer Day already?

  4. You know you’ll watch it

  5. No matter whose block gets knocked off, we lose.

  6. “HOLY FUCKING SHIT, THAT’S AWESOME. WOLVERINE IS EVEN IN IT.” – me at 12

  7. About the only way to make boxing cool again is to make it include huge robots.

    Good try… I’m still not interested.

  8. They’re forgetting to show the part where Hugh Jackman and Robot Jackman become professional golfers, become spokesmen for Subway, and keep Shooter McGavinotron 2000 from winning the Green Space Jacket.

  9. The final act involves a robot dance off. So very tragic. There’ll be waterworks you guys, it is Hugh Jackman after all so mostly in his pants.

  10. Sigh. God forbid somebody make a fighting movie about a former legend of mixed martial arts from the days where the best in the world only got paid ten grand to show who’s body is breaking down but is forced to get knocked out at an Indian casino once a month for fifteen grand to stay alive, or the Jui JItsu Luta Livre wars in Brazil in the seventies, or the MMA boom in Japan. No, let’s make movies about robots fighting Channing Tatum or something.

  11. In the end, it’s the most unlikely of robots who wins it all:

  12. BUT WHAT DO THEY TURN INTO?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  13. That one robot got punched in the nuts!

    *PUN LANDED!!*

  14. Why must every movie with a budget over sixteen dollars be FOR CHILDREN?!

  15. “I liked Transformers because it was a fighting robot movie, but it wasn’t REALLY a fighting robot movie.”
    -Your girlfriend

  16. LOLOLLL. I was an extra in this over the summer. It was awful. I might be on screen, but I’m not sure if I want to pay (and sit through the movie) to find out.

  17. “Actually, I am Real Steel.”

  18. Ha! I hope to see Hugh Jaackman promoting this on “The Daily Show.” Amongst the many things I miss from Stewart’s early days as host (besides, of course, DeGeneres, Carell, Colbert, et al) are the constant stream of derisive jokes aimed at “Battlebots” and the other fine pieces of programming brought to us by the heads of Comedy Central.

    That should be a fun show and not at all awkward in the least.

  19. Finally, a Rocky VII for OUR generation! (VII is the one where he fights the robot from the future, right?)

  20. “BRING IT!” -a beautifully rendered line that calls to mind the time when gifted persons such as Graham Greene and William Faulkner did screenwriting work on the side.

  21. Hollywood! When I said I would probably sit through a movie about Hugh Jackman’s boxers this is NOT what I meant!

  22. Two Men! Two Machines! Too much pee!

  23. fake (steel). and fairly heterosexual (concept)

  24. Did anyone else think this trailer could have been at the beginning of Tropic Thunder? All it needs is one of the robots losing its head.

  25. Our main event tonight features THE USE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS THE MEANS OF ADVANCING CIVILITY AND HUMANNESS BY REMOVING THE ELEMENT OF SUFFERING FROM OUR ENTERTAINMENT!!! BRAAAWWWRRGGHH!!!!

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