Obviously knowing that there are giant mechanical robots stomping around your city is one thing, but actually seeing them show up in the middle of Downtown to block traffic, well, that’s just another thing, ain’t it? Check out the latest poster for Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”.
It’s got robots. It’s got monsters. It’s got robots fighting monsters! If this was the ’90s and I was younger, I would have totally just ruined my pants.
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 and an untested trainee -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.
“Pacific Rim” stars 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.
Blocking traffic this July 12, 2013.
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