You had me at giant monsters fighting giant robots. Anything beyond that is just frosting on the badass sci-fi cake that is Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”. And if this first trailer for the film is to be believed, there is going to be a damn lot to sink our teeth into with this bad boy.
The concept is simple, monsters show up, wreck up the joint, and people develop giant, mechanical, human-piloted suits (think a more high tech “Robot Jox”) in order to combat them. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
If this trailer doesn’t make you stand up and cheer, or at least start drooling a little bit, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. The more we see and hear about “Pacific Rim”, the better it looks. My already inflated expectations are practically ballooning out of control after this video.
“Pacific Rim” stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, and Ron Perlman, and stomps into theaters July 12, 2013.
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