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Pacific Rim Poster Invites You To Work On Giant Robots

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Pac Rim EngineersNo movie this year—hell, maybe any year—has unleashed the sheer amount of promotional material as Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters-versus-giant-mechs adventure, Pacific Rim. Seemingly every single day we get a new picture, poster, or image. We got one yesterday, and the day before. Now the viral campaign has unleashed yet another new piece of propaganda. This one presents an interesting potential career opportunity: Giant Mech Manufacturer (or, if you’ll forgive us, “Jaeger Meister”).

When massive beasts called Kaiju emerge from the depths of the ocean—via a portal into another dimension—the human race creates giant robots called Jaegers to combat the menace. Given the size and scale of these machines, you can bet that there is a great need for engineers to design them. If you have the necessary qualifications, this could be you. What better way to put all that education to use that in helping design and build giant metal monstrosities?

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New Pacific Rim Propaganda Poster Appeals To Your Intelligence

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I know what you’re thinking. “Ahh, I have a lot to do this weekend, and for the next few years. I can’t really see myself joining any big armies or anything.” And I know exactly what you mean. The first Pacific Rim propaganda poster, depicting the helmet-and-armor-wearing soldier, definitely appeals to the warriors among us, but the rest of us are over here, not exactly enthused about going into battle against giant monsters.

So kudos to the Pacific Defense Federation for also reaching out to the brainier set, exchanging “Join the Fight!” for the much more passive “Help Win This War. Do Your Part Today!” You’re telling me the key to victory is smaller than I think? So they must be referring to my brain. But then does that mean my brain is smaller than I think? Oh, the conundrums! Maybe I’m not cut out for this K-Science program either. If you are, head to the Pan Pacific Defense Corps website and watch a couple of trailers and other stuff.

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Pacific Rim Poster Urges You To Join The Pan Pacific Defense Corps

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Pacific RimEnlist with the Pan Pacific Defense Corps today! With only three months until Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opens in theaters, Warner Bros. has released a new poster encouraging young would-be recruits to “join the fight.” Be one of the lucky few that gets to pilot giant mechs, called Jaegers, against the giant alien sea monsters known as Kaiju.

Living in the future must be tougher than we thought if there’s a constant call for new recruits for the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, and a number of hazardous warnings to beware of giant robots. So far, the marketing campaign for Pacific Rim has been as inventive and clever as we hope the film itself will be. The campaign started months ago with the release of war-style posters, viral videos teasing Kaiju attacks, and blueprints of the Jaegers.

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Pacific Rim Will Be PG-13, Presumably Won’t Feature Giant Robot Boobs

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Pacific RimWe’ve spent a while together, readers, and you know what we have to say wouldn’t always sound like polite language to children. And sometimes we like to pull our nudities out randomly. But we don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. Except the theater owners who recently came out at CinemaCon and bitched about there being too many R-rated movies, and how R-rated movies drive away customers, and shut the fuck up gentlemen, because a good percentage of R-rated movies released last year made as good a profit as the ginormo-budget PG-13 films out there. Anyway, fuck those guys with a bloody dick. Does that have any bearing on this story? We may never know.

The Motion Picture Association Academy of American Alarmists and the Classification and Rating Administration Calamityville have granted and blessed Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming saliva-fest Pacific Rim a PG-13 rating. So if anybody wanted to hear Idris Elba tell Charlie Hunnam that one of the monsters “smells like a river-dredged cunt” while he stabs someone to death with his penis, this probably wasn’t the movie for you anyway.

There’s no big surprise that this is aiming to attract the masses. It gets the youth-attracting rating for “sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language.” Not brief language!!!

If it makes more money than Transformers 4 and flattens Michael Bay, no one will need to be over 17 to enjoy it. It sounds like people like it, even if those people aren’t us just yet. We will flippin’ hear the frickin-frackin human-driven mechs say damn and heck as they fight the dagnab monsters on July 12, 2013.

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Michael Bay Might Have Dissed Pacific Rim, Guillermo Del Toro Definitely Disses Michael Bay

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bayhateLet’s think about the Planet Earth’s Michael Bay — as he’d now like to be called, claiming he is far too grand to be born of any mere mortal. (He probably hasn’t actually said any of those things.) But I do wonder if a significant portion of his many millions of dollars goes toward someone whose only responsibility is to brainwash Bay into ignoring the rampant hatred that follows most of the things he says.

At this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Bay made a jab at anyone that isn’t Michael Bay by saying that there are quite a few “rip-off” films with robots in them hitting theaters lately, and that seeing anything other than his Transformers franchise is less than optimus…er, optimal. While an explicit jab at Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim probably wasn’t his intention, it still drew some rather pointed remarks from del Toro himself.

“We are far, far, far away from that in a very willing fashion,” said del Toro. “This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison.” Kaboom! Del Toro goes further, saying his film’s battles “don’t occur in well-lit, supercool car commercial-looking environments,” and that “they occur in the middle of a raging sea storm of in a savage snowstorm. They happen in a universe that is incredibly saturated.”

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Pacific Rim TV Spot Cancels The Apocalypse

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Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming giant monsters versus giant robots film, is stomping towards us at an alarming pace. While it doesn’t hit theaters until July 12th, we’re getting more and more to hype you up for the impending release. As if the words “robot,” “monster,” “giant,” and “Guillermo del Toro” weren’t enough to get you salivating, this latest television spot for the film hopes to kickstart your adrenal glands.

This is mostly footage you’ve already seen, and this watches like a condensed version of the theatrical trailer, but can you ever see action on this scale too many times? Hell, give me a rousing speech from Idris Elba any day of the week, and I’m yours.