Film and TV

Real Steel: Hugh Jackman Can't Beat These Five Ass-Kicking Robots

​Yes, I really do think Real Steel looks like a Hollywood adaptation of the 1964 toy Rock'em Sock'em Robots. Halfway through the trailer, I half expected to see Hugh Jackman's mechanical counterpart uppercut his opponent's block right off his shoulders with a white, clanking spine piece still protruding from the body.

A faulty, robot-fighting premise aside, this flick stars Hugh Jackman (aka Wolverine), which is probably enough to get me to see the film and just maybe enough to see the Real Steel Robot Roadshow Tour coming to Chase Field this Wednesday

This tour will give would-be Real Steel fans a chance to meet Atom (the film's protagonist with artificial intelligence) and Noisy Boy (an opponent bot with a 38 miles-per-hour max punch speed).

The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m., and if you see me there, expect to hear some serious trash-talking about the film's robots. A 38 mile-per-hour punch is nothing compared to these five robots who could definitely kick Hugh Jackman and his big robot's collective robot-fighting ass

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Jonathan McNamara