Pacific Rim is one of our most anticipated movies of 2013, and not just because it involves giant mechs punching giant monsters in the kisser. Okay, that’s like 97% of why we’re excited about it, but the fact that it’s being directed by Guillermo del Toro certainly doesn’t hurt. Everything we’ve seen from the flick so far looks amazing, and now a new trailer has popped up online…assuming it hasn’t already been pulled down by the time you read this.
The new trailer was put together for the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, unfolding this week in Las Vegas. While it features many of the same beats and narration as the earlier trailer, this one provides a closer look at how the two-man pilot teams coordinate via a ”neural bridge” to control the massive mechs, known as “Jaegers.” That’s a technobabbly way of saying “that guy from Sons of Anarchy drives a mech and beats the ever-loving crap out of giant sea monsters.” This is an idea we here at GFR can get behind.
Pacific Rim is set to premiere on July 12, 2013. I’m already in line for it.
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.