‘Pacific Rim’ Clips Deliver Major Battle, Kaiju Brain!

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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.

 
  • flesheater24

    Anybody bitchin about this movie is straight up stupid. Did they ever watch giant monster movies and robot smashing movies as a kid ? Did they ever watch power rangers as kid. Did they ever listen to the cheesy but amazing music found in any of those movies as a kid. Because everything i mention brings back so much memories as a kid I was smiling all the way. And if that’s true that this is only 1% of the action and fighting then holy fuckin where in for a treat.

  • doomas10

    That looks fantastic! The special effects are top notch! The action looks grand! Also am I the only one who thinks that this kaiju is scary ?

    • Evan3

      Yeesh @Doomas10, did we watch the same trailer? These fx look worse than Peter Jackson’s King Kong. I think this has epic fail written all over it. I also can’t take Charlie Day seriously at all.

      • doomas10

        I didn not see the epic fail sign my friend in the trailer :) As I said, I think the special effects are superb and Del Toro has not disappoint me in any of his films (including Mimic). Looks genuine fun

        • Evan3

          @doomas10

          I hope your optimism is right as I do generally want GDT to succeed and of course, am a fan of monster movies. I just haven’t been at all impressed with any of this… it just looks like Transformers (which is just awful).