The weekend is starting off strong with two all new clips from Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters vs robot movie set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.
The first clip, “Elbow Rocket,” shares what is said to be 1% of a full fight sequence, and it’s already beyond mind blowing. The second features Charlie Day, putting on his best Bobcat Goldthwait impression, talking to Ron Perlman about how he needs the brain of one of the film’s giant monsters (a Kaiju).
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.“