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Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have decided to release the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim that was originally intended to be shown at WonderCon and CinemaCon, and we’re very grateful for that. I wasn’t particularly impressed with most of the early teasers, but this one finally has me excited for the giant-monsters-versus-giant-robots slugfest.
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.
Pacific Rim, which also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day, opens July 13.