In a world infested with giant monsters, you’d think that the most dangerous part of day-to-day life would be, you know, monster related. As it turns out, when you create giant robots to battle these creatures, you risk creating an entirely new set of hazards. Another pair of viral posters—framed as a series of warning signs—from Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming science fiction adventure Pacific Rim warn about two of these potential risks.
The first danger is the most obvious. When you have a bunch of enormous robots, called Jaegers, stomping around fighting beasts from another dimension, there is a serious chance that someone is going to get stepped on. Or, as the poster says, there’s an “Extreme Crush Hazard.” Should I find myself in this scenario, you better believe I’ll exercise the necessary caution and obey any and all appropriate signals. This begs the question, are there Jaeger Crossing signs? Maybe they have a flashing little robot that turns red when you could get trampled.
Warning sign number two exposes an issue you may not think of right away. This comes from the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, and is something you may want to take into consideration should you attempt to pilot a Jaeger without proper training or consent. Apparently the seats are rigged with an explosive charge. Is this meant to eject the pilot in case of emergency, or to keep nosy busybodies from hijacking one of these bad boys and going for a joyride? That’s the real question.
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam as a washed-up pilot and Rinko Kikuchi, as an untested rookie. Together, the may just be the last hope the human race has in the battle against the monstrous Kaiju. Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., and more will also make appearances when Pacific Rim open up on July 12th. If the early buzz is to be believed, we’re in for a damn good time.