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‘Pacific Rim’ Con Trailer Better Than Everything…Bursts With Awesome!

Remember when Warner Bros. Pictures debuted footage from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim at the WonderCon in Anaheim, CA? The movie news community got wet and exploded into a Twitter orgasm that both excited me, but also left me apprehensive. These days everything is overblown, which makes it incredible difficult to know what’s actually mind-blowing.

This morning Warners released the Con footage, which is basically an elongated trailer bursting with awesome. It’s like the 1989 Robot Jox mixed with Cloverfield, Godzilla and Jurassic Park, only injected with steroids. What you’ll see doesn’t have that “generic” Transformers look, where robots get hit and fall all over a city. Instead, Pacific Rim flexes its muscles with unique set pieces, stunning settings, and even a shockingly smart premise: the humans are getting their asses kicked Die Hard style!

Pacific Rim, in theaters July 12, is clearly going to be del Toro’s coup de grâce.

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.



  • Aaron Emery

    “We are cancelling the apocalypse” So cheesy but so fantastic! The movie is still months away and that line is already classic.
    I kind of wish the trailers would give a better look at the Kaiju but I suppose saving something for the big screen is just as rewarding.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Looks fun, but I can’t help thinking of ‘Power Rangers’ when they would get in their robots to fight the giant monsters attacking the city.

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness


  • djblack1313

    aren’t both of these vids identical? they are both awesome i admit but i just want to make sure i’m not imagining that they are indeed both exactly the same.

    • Aaron Emery

      I think the second one is just the HD version

  • Jasonicus

    If people were on the fence, they shouldn’t be after that trailer. Wow. Can’t wait.

    • Golic

      this looks like a cgi cheese fest.

  • DarrelDreadful

    Yep, this is going to be amazing and fun. Count me in.

  • flesheater24

    I hoping some of the heros die. That would be nice to see. I hate when heros have to win at everything pisses me off. Thats why I like movies overseas heros never win LOL. This movie is going to be bat shit insane. I am sooooooo stoked.

  • wildgator25

    Meh, looks like another Transformers movie to me. Not saying that’s a bad thing, but with all the damage happening on screen it’s hard to make out anything. Plus, it’s look like everything is happening at night time…. so they can hide the CGI faults and blurs as much as possible.

    • wildgator25

      In other words, this movie just ain’t for me. Had to get that in there before someone responded that way.

    • Canucklehead

      Yes well its too bad that all the real giant robots and huge monsters were in Palm Beach and unavailable for filming.

      • Aaron Emery

        Giant robots and huge monsters need vacations too

        • Aaron Emery

          On a serious note, del Toro’s films are usually fairly dark. I wouldn’t say he’s covering up CGI (which, obviously, is there) as much as he’s using his typical tone.

  • Zombie-Killa

    Good stuff. Ugh, waiting for this is going to kill me!

    And I know I’m probably in the minority, but I’m just glad to see del Toro’s moving away from the Hellboy films. I did not like The Golden Army at all.

    • doomas10

      Golden Army rules! But hey HB films are so diverse that I know so many liking the first one due to the involement of monsters and magic and nazis too! rather than the fairytale setting of the second one and vice versa. Personally, I love them both!

  • dirtyghettok

    What MrDisgusting said… This looks sooooo epic. My minds got the fuse goin and will be for sure blown when I see this. Thanks for finally posting this trailer. I’ve been jonesing for this like a crack addict. I was ready to hunt down Guillermo Del Toro, scratching my neck saying “Come on baby, give it to me.. I’ll suck yo d—–k….”

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      Laughed my ass off when I read this!

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    Fuck Yes!

  • bambi_lives8980

    Holy fucking balls… yea I’m down. Like how the bits that were in the city at night look so Blade Runner meets kaiju… BR is Del Toros favorite movie I believe (as well as mine), so I’m especially looking forward to seeing those scenes.

  • dariofulci

    I’ll join the ranks of the few who are bored by and disinterested in this.

  • weresmurf

    Well. I just came. Wow.

  • doomas10

    OMFG…..!!!!!!! I have to wait two months for this????? Seriously, is it my idea or the fights looks so atmospheric? THis is awesome, said that before, said it again!

  • dirtyghettok

    MrDisgusting, Evan ” I forgot my meds” Dickson and BD crew,, sorry if your website crashes. It’s probably my fault since I’m watching this sick trailer over and over and over…

    And over and over and over…

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