Giant robots fighting giant monsters… Did I pique your interest? I knew I would. Guillermo del Toro has unveiled the first trailer for his epic Pacific Rim and the trailer’s badassery is just off the charts. Well, after all a shorter version of this trailer tore the roof off Hall H in Comic-Con 2012.
Pacific Rim bears an undeniable resemblance to the classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion without the religious subtext and deep symbolism.
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.
I can already tell that this is going to be one of the most entertaining movies of 2013. Pacific Rim is set to be released on July 12th 2013.