Latest Pacific Rim Image Makes A Big (Footprint) Impression

By Brent McKnight | 8 years ago

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is about giant mechs fighting giant monsters. How big are they? Very, very big. The latest image released by Legendary gives you a good idea of the scale of the creatures and their mechanical rivals, in the form of one big-ass footprint.


After a couple of teasers, things have been kind of quiet on the Pacific Rim front. You can bet things are going to pick up as they move into the final run up to the July 12th release date.

This looks like a still taken from a news cast where a bunch of people are like, holy shit, what the hell made this giant freaking footprint, and should I be scared of it? The answer to part one is that a big-ass monster called a Kaiju made that footprint, and the answer to part two is, yes, you should be very afraid.

Given the way everyone is gawking the hole in the ground—if it’s a footprint there are probably more hanging around somewhere—it is natural to suppose that this moment occurs fairly early in the film, when humanity is first discovering the Kaiju rising from the sea and wrecking up the joint.

Almost completely defenseless before the onslaught of these creatures, humans create massive robotic suits called Jaegers that are piloted by humans. “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.”

Seeing the miniscule little human silhouettes really puts into perspective how massive these spectacle of Pacific Rim is going to be. This likely makes some of you drool.