It’s finally here and HOLY CRAP IS IT AWESOME! The trailer for Pacific rim hit last night and I’m sorry it took us so long to get it up, but if you haven’t seen it, then watch it now. If you have seen it, watch it again.
I’m still not sure how well a kaiju film is going to do in the US, but the action looks awesome and the cast looks pretty spectacular. They were very smart in their casting choices by picking actors who are good, but not so well known that they overshadow the kaiju and the Jaegers. I can’t wait to see more, and I really can’t wait to see the trailer on the big IMAX screen when I go to The Hobbit on Friday night.
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman, and is set to open in 3D on July 12, 2013.
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.