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If you’re among the people that didn’t think there were enough toy-based movies (after the likes of TransformersG.I Joe, and er… Battleship), well have we got a treat for you! Feast your eyes on the trailer for Max Steel, or what it should be known as – Teenage Iron Man. Seriously, Marvel should check their copyright.

The character of Max Steel, actually two people – a boy and his alien robot mentor, naturally – is an action figure that got a couple of different TV spin-offs and has now got the shiny big screen treatment. Featuring a young, pretty and bland cast of “teenagers”, a slumming it Maria Bello, and the on-set long enough to cash his paycheck Andy Garcia, this just comes off as a poor cousin to the Marvel MCU.

Here’s the official synopsis:

When teenage Max McGrath discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy, he must bond with the only being able to contain it – a mysterious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel. United as the superhero Max Steel, the two friends must combat an alien menace and unlock the secrets of their past.

What do you guys think? Are you feeling the energy from Max Steel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

MAX STEEL doesn’t have an Australian release date yet, we’ll keep you posted.

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