Ever wanted to see a giant robot use an oil tanker as a baseball bat? If you were at the Pacific Rim panel at Wondercon, you’ve already seen it. If not, now’s your chance. The trailer has now been released online and it is the best one yet. There’s a lot of new footage of the Kaiju monsters and the battles that we can expect to see in the film. I’m more excited about this film than ever!
Pacific Rim opens on July 12th and stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, and Clifton Collins Jr.
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.