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Love that “Pacific Rim” trailer from Guillermo del Toro? Well you’re not the only one. Who didn’t get a big ol whiff of “Robot Jox” nostalgia after watching that? (And if you’ve never heard of “Robot Jox”, I feel so, so sorry for you.) Continuing on that route, here are three new posters (two one-sheets and a banner, above) that the studio just released for “Pacific Rim”.
A big-budget Hollywood movie with giant mech robots fighting giant Godzilla-like monsters? Comic book superhero team-up movies everywhere you look? Dear God, if my 13-year old self was around to see this, he’d probably die of sheer joy.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Starring Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Max Martini, Robert Maillet, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Heather Doerksen, and Larry Joe Campbell.
Battling monsters July 12, 2013.
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