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Pacific Rim Trailer Arrives: ‘Today, We Are Canceling the Apocalypse!’

At long last, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released the first trailer for Pacific Rim, director Guillermo del Toro’s hotly anticipated giant-robots-versus-giant-monsters epic.

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.

Watch the trailer below or in HD at Pacific Rim, which also stars Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman, opens July 13.


  • Matt

    Do I hear GLADOS?

  • John

    Why have they changed the title of Transformers 4 to Pacific Rim and i didn’t see Mark Wahlberg once in that trailer. 

    In all seriousness am i supposed to get excited about that, to me it just seems like a collection of every cliche’s from every expected blockbuster movie ever made.

    Today We Are Cancelling the Apocalypse, oh please if that line were any more cheesier it would be on a burger served with fries.

  • mel

    Looks awesome. Like a live action version of Evangelion.

  • matt

    dude did you not have a childhood? its giant robots versus monsters who cares if you think it’s cliche we haven’t had a good giant robot kaiju film since Robo Jox in the 80s

  • Evan Gellini760





    This movie is going to rock everyone’s balls (and ovaries).

  • Jimmy

    John, you’re a dick.

  • Blakeastro

    Meh…the anime looked better. Wait, what?  This isn’t a third rate Evangelion?

    Oh, my bad.  I mean “WOO HOO!!! THIS IS FRIGGIN AWWWWWESOME!”,


  • Demoncat4

    interesting having the main characters be robots. given how long del torro has hinted at this film. hope it does some decent box office that warners may want to work with del torro some more

  • Diarra Harris

    even if something is a cliche that doesn’t make it bad. It’s been about a half decade since Del toro’s last film. How can you not be excited. The majority of his work had been really good. Also GIANT ROBOTS V. GIANT MONSTERS!

  • Statham

    Because that implies that this will be dealing with remotely the same religious and philosophical trains of thought as Eva, and isn’t just Del Toro indulging in his love of giant monsters and robots.

  • campcamp

    lol. what a moron. Transformers wishes it could be like Pacific Rim. The art is better. The robots are better. The acting is still terrible but if you’re in this for the humans, you need to stop watching robot flix.

    The philosophy behind Transformers is fucking lazy. Their are non stop money shots in Pacific Rim. You can actually see the Robots fighting. It’s not a whirling derivish of incomprehensibleness. It’s fighting. Not spinning around aimlesslessly.

    Transformers. they dont’ transform anything. They look like a pile of metallic shit compared to pacific rim.