So, if you read the title of this article, and either had no idea what ‘Max Steel’ is, or thought that the movie had already come out in 2015 to middling success, your response is perfectly understandable. ‘Max Steel’ is a franchise based on a Mattel toy line that briefly had a television show on Disney XD, and then went on to become a movie that was supposed to come out in 2015. That did not happen and for the most part, the world forgot about ‘Max Steel’ (and by the world, I of course mean those few that actually knew about it). Now it seems the movie is back on track with a release date of December 2016, and it has just released an international trailer which you can check out for yourself below. Do not expect much, aside from some special effects that look alright. To me the trailer seems hastily put together, and I personally am not expecting much from this movie aside from it being a way for Mattel to sell more toys.
Check out the trailer below, and the synopsis below that, and then let us know your thoughts on ‘Max Steel’ in the comments section!
Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of Max McGrath and his mother have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born. As Max adjusts to his new school, things get complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can’t control.
At first a confusing mix of inconvenient and exhilarating, this unpredictable power eventually grows too intense for Max to handle, causing him to distance himself from those around him including the girl he likes, Sofia. Eventually the energy pushes him to the verge of fatal combustion. In the nick of time, a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel, who has been secretly monitoring Max’s progress, saves him just before he loses consciousness. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman strength – and that when apart, neither can survive for long.
As these two unlikely friends learn to accept their connected fates, they begin to uncover secrets surrounding the death of Max’s father. As they dig deeper, they soon find themselves hunted by an unforeseen enemy bent on capturing Max and Steel for a sinister agenda of destruction. Uncertain who to trust, they will have to work together to find the truth, and fight the mysterious forces threatening our world.
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter (@starfro67)