This past October, “Real Steel” proved that if you’re going to make a movie about robots fighting each other, you have to care about the robots. More importantly, you have to care about the young boy and the washed-up boxer behind the robot.
This exclusive deleted scene from the upcoming Blu-ray release of “Real Steel” shows off just the kind of scene that made audiences care and had them cheering to the tune of $85 million domestically.
Check out the scene after the jump.
In the film, Hugh Jackman plays Charlie, a down-on-his-luck former boxer, who now makes a living on an illegal robot fighting ring. After a match doesn’t go as he planned, Charlie finds himself saddled with a debt he can’t pay and a teenage son, who Charlie must care for after the boy’s mother passes away.
The exclusive deleted scene above didn’t make it into the final cut of the film, but shows the kind of heart that made “Real Steel” a success last year.
The scene follows Charlie’s son, Max, as he learns the true origins of the butterfly pin he hold so dear.
“Real Steel” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today (January 24).
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