Pacific Rim’s First Trailer Delivers Giant Robots Fighting Monsters

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Here’s an idea Hollywood has been trying, and failing to get right for more than twenty years: Giant, human piloted robots fighting monsters. Most of the time it comes out like Robot Jox, which is to say pretty terrible. That’s all about to change, with the new movie from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro. His attempt a robot fighting is called Pacific Rim, and here’s the movie’s first ever trailer…

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The only acceptable reaction to this trailer is: Hell yes. They’re walking a fine line between Robot Jox silliness and genuine action-movie kickassery, but this seems to be on the right side of spectacle.

In case you missed them, here’s a few of the best Pacific Rim robot glamour shots from the trailer…


The trailer does a pretty good job of outlining what the film’s all about, but here’s the official plot synopsis for Pacific Rim in case you want more details…

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.


  1. Ender says:

    This looks awesome. That being said, I was hugely reminded of an old TV Cartoon – Big O. Especially the part when the robot punches and there seems to be some extra power from behind the elbow.

    (for reference)

  2. Steve Wright says:

    Is the computers voice, GLADos from the Portal games ? Surely sounds like it.

  3. That looks exactly like I want it to look.

  4. a movie made specifically for GFR.. awesome

  5. [A] says:

    watching the .mov files is simply glorious

  6. Rodney McKay says:

    So the monsters came in through a Portal?

  7. Ron Foskett says:

    Oh hell yes.. very cool..