The latest trailer for Pacific Rim delivers more Monster vs. Jaeger battles, an indication that director Guillermo del Toro, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are in tune with where its audience’s interests lie. The $180-million science fiction blockbuster has enough fanboy buzz to cause an earthquake, thanks to trailers like this delivered at a number of conferences, the heart of fanboy anticipation.
Pacific Rim will fight its way into theatres on July 12th. It stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, and Diego Klattenhoff.
Go big, or go extinct!
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.