Yesterday we had a look at the Japanese Jaeger (ie giant man controlled robot) “Coyote Tango” from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and today it’s a “character” poster for the Russian Jaeger “Cherno Alpha.” Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke all star.
In theaters July 12, “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.”
All this stuff looks pretty cool but for some reason I’m beginning to get an “arm’s length” feeling from Pacific Rim. I was definitely into the first trailer, but I can’t say that I’m looking forward to this that eagerly for some reason. I’d like to know more about the human characters.