By Darren Franich
Updated June 22, 2011 at 08:25 PM EDT

Trailers for Real Steel have been tickling audiences desperate for a good laugh all summer, but the previews we’ve seen so far have mostly made the film look like a straightforward Rocky-style boxing movie where the boxers happen to control massive robots. But the Japanese trailer hints at a new plot point that might actually be a bit of a SPOILER, so for goodness’ sake stop reading if you’ve been desperately avoiding spoilers for Real Steel: Turns out that the funny-looking underdog-bot might have actually developed sentient awareness. The only character who knows this is the kid, which could make Real Steel feel a little bit like Iron Giant 2: Giant Iron Fists of Fury. Check out the trailer in all its subtitled glory:

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