We knew the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro huge blockbuster, Pacific Rim, was coming, but we never expected it early! The trailer was Del Toro’s giant robots vs giant monsters was supposed to be debuting in front of screenings of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but turns out Warner Brothers just could not wait any longer to let fans get a glimpse of what Del Toro has in store for us.
Allow me to express myself: “that god damned trailer was bloody awesome and epic in every sense of the word, and if I have one way of describing my feelings right now then it would have to be like a kid at Christmas. I want to jump around and scream and shout out my fucking window “today we are cancelling the apocalypse!!!!” Oh man what a trailer, and if ever we needed proof that Del Toro has made good on his promise to give us something ultra special, then check out the trailer embedded below.
Not only does the trailer give a terrific, and quite frighting look at one of the truly gargantuan monsters (known as Kaiju), we also get a proper idea of just how massive those robots are which we use to fight them off (called Jaegers). Just as cool we get a look at the cast, including Idris Elba giving one of the coolest battle-cry speeches ever! We see tons of Cloverfield style destruction, and seeing the monster at the end even reminds me of classic Godzilla. This trailer is worth watching again and again and again, the only problem though is that we now have to wait seven months to see it. Bad Warner Brothers!
Also revealed today are two new posters for the film, one of which puts into context just how huge these robots are, and clearly with robots that big, then all the monsters which show up will be equally as big. I am so excited to see how Del Toro brings this to the screen. Also we have a new banner (above) which again features the robots next to us pathetic tiny humans! Enjoy the trailer!
Directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim stars Idris Elba (Prometheus), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Charlie Hunnam (Horrible Bosses), Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr and Robert Maillet.
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.
Release Date 12th July 2013
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