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When Pacific Rim’s Mechs And Monsters Collide, Things Can Get Messy

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When giant creatures engage in life or death battles with skyscraper-tall robots, no matter the outcome, the result is sure to resemble a junkyard explosion. All of this mech-versus-monster pummeling is sure to cause quite a mess. On the other hand, this could be boon to the economy. Cleaning up after these catastrophic clashes may lead to the creation of an entirely new industry, and provide important new jobs in an otherwise tough economy. At least that’s what you might gather from this latest picture from Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi epic Pacific Rim.

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Yesterday we got our first look at the blood of the Kaiju—the massive monsters in the film. It’s blue and gooey and looks like it will stick to just about everything it touches. This newest pic, tweeted out by Warner Bros. confirms that. You see that, in the wake of a big battle, crews of guys in hazmat suits get deployed to spruce things up a bit. Given the plot of Pacific Rim, this is a scenario that is going to go down on a frequent basis. The photo arrives with the line, “Blue clean-up detail: an endless, thankless task.”

In the future, the Kaiju emerge from the ocean to wreak havoc on the world at large. Never ones to back down from an unwinnable fight, the human race counters by building giant, kick-ass robots called Jaegers. Controlled by a pair of human pilots, these mechanoids can only do so much, and humanity appears to be on a downward slide. In the darkest days, a washed-up pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested rookie (Rinko Kikuchi) step forward to pilot an out-of-date Jaeger, which may be the last chance for survival.

Pacific Rim battles into theaters July 12, 2013.

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