New ‘Pacific Rim’ Images & Poster: The Real-World Implications of Giant Monsters

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Given that Pacific Rim is simultaneously one of 2013′s most hotly anticipated movies and one of its riskiest, Legendary Pictures no doubt wants to build a growing head of hype that will translate into big ticket sales come July. To this end, the production has been releasing a steady stream of viral content that shows off both the titanic mechanical Jaegers and the scale of their opponents, the rampaging Kaiju.

Recent images show just how much work goes into cleaning up the polluted aftermath of a Kaiju battle. These have been supplemented by a new poster and yet more images emphasizing just how much the presence of 300-foot-tall monsters would affect everyday life.

Pacific Rim has shared a number of new images on its Facebook page, including a new poster featuring the Japanese-made Jaeger, Coyote Tango. This impressively armed mecha is certainly a contrast to the bulkier central Jaeger of the movie, the Gipsy Danger.

Along with the poster, Pacific Rim has released yet more viral images of Kaiju carnage.

You can check out these photos in the gallery below:

The continued use of faux news footage reinforces that Pacific Rim will try to bring a more “ground-level” point of view to a movie that nonetheless focuses on giant robots fighting Lovecraftian monsters. An image of, “Kaiju excrement contaminat[ing] city,brings up an issue that definitely isn’t addressed often in your run-of-the-mill monster flick.

We’ve already seen a glimpse of the “Trespasser” corpse during Pacific Rim‘s trailer and previously released viral footage. The caption for the image states, The infamous first Kaiju, Trespasser, slaughtered hundreds of thousands.” As with the other images in this series, this one seems to mostly emphasize the massive scale of the creatures.

The image of a city being repaired around the bones of a fallen Kaiju links nicely with previously released concept art of a beast’s bones refashioned into a kind of memorial. These kinds of creative-yet-plausible details pepper director Guillermo Del Toro’s work, and is part of the reason why genre enthusiasts are so excited for Pacific Rim.

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Yet, the images bring to mind an interesting question: If these Kaiju are more-or-less freshly dead, why are we seeing their skeletons? Do the extra-dimensional beasts slough off their flesh when they expire? Is this some kind of mechanism meant to more thoroughly spread their toxic blood and tissues? If so, that brings up the unnerving question as to whether the Kaiju are actually designed to be more thoroughly destructive. Are they actually living weapons – like humanity’s Jaegers, but in the thrall of some other intelligence from beyond the rift under the Pacific Ocean?

Of course, extrapolating anything from these scant few images is silly at this point (though fun). Until Pacific Rim‘s premiere, we’ll remain happy that a noted genre master is directing a film about robots punching towering horrors with rocket-fists.


Pacific Rim will smash into theaters on July 12th, 2013.

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  1. Wow the Coyote Tango looks amazing! Almost like a giant version of War Machine! :D

  2. Talk about a Monster Dump!

  3. So are they ever going to release a clear image of an alive kaiju? I really would like that.

    • I hope they just wait for the movie to actually come out to show the monsters. There is little actual surprise or payoff when going to the movies these days.

      • Agreed.

        That’s what I loved about the Cloverfield hype. Even when the official release was days away, no one had a clue what the movie was about and could only guess at what a potential creature looked like.

        It’s a risky gamble in today’s world where everyone needs to know everything about a movie before it’s even out but it pays off huge.

        Plus del Toro is behind the film and he’s a genius when it comes to marketing and other ideas.

      • Certainly doesn’t help to be a Screenranter when you want on-the-spot surprises.

  4. I honestly can’t wait for this movie this is easily the movie I am looking forward to the most this summer, I just hope it delivers.

  5. Until I see it and I realize that it is actually good I’ll keep thinking of this as a Michael Bay movie but with aliens and machines… Oh wait!

    • It does sound like Michael Bay movie

      • Only better because it might actually have a decent script and plot. Plus based on the old movies and anime that were out years before Michael Bay even got into the movie business.

        Unless Bay was the secret director of the original monster movies of the 50s.

        *cue dramatic music over a slow motion montage of explosions and gratuitious Megan Fox shots*

        • It could happen, at an mid credits scene, where you find out that this is a prequel to Transformer 1!!! Then Michael Bay puts some crossover things on Transformer 4 and tada! the end of sci-fi as we know it!

        • The only way it will be a Michael Bay movie is if it contains the above mentioned slow motion montage with rock music blaring in addition to sexist, racist and juvenile humor, jingoistic pro-American themes and two dimensional human characters for filler.

          • ALL that and, Kaiju poo too.. Is this a great country or what??

          • You forgot the trademark helicopter scene…

  6. In the glorious words of Ian Malcolm, “That is one big pile of sh*t.”

    • +1 :D

  7. Looks Awesome.

  8. Del Toro – Check
    Giant Beasties – Check
    Big Ass Mecha – Check

    This is gonna be as close to a live action Macross / Gunbuster / Giant Robo type movie I’m likely gonna see so this has been granted a HUGE slice of indulgance.

    Now if he could get Yoko Kanno to do the score this could be perfect.

    Don’t let me down Del Toro

  9. A giant amount of excrement begs the question of what they eat. This is a constant plot hole in these monster movies in that an animal of that size simply cannot eat enough to sustain its mass. Hell, even the Alien movies never bothered to explain how the various Aliens could grow so large with no apparent food source.

    • 1. The oceans contain vast quantities of ‘food source’ and thats assuming the kaiju don’t eat seaweed or some even more esoteric dietary requirement. How do you even know it’s an ‘animal’? Maybe it’s a bioengineered pet from some dimension with 1200 foot tall alien robots. Sheesh.

      2. As for aliens, with their reshaping of every building/location they’re at, and with acid for blood, it’s entirely possible they melt down metal and other materials and ingest it, and use the secretions (or excrement) to mold those fantastical hives.

      3. Third, it’s sci-fi/fantasy. It’s not real. Before you worry about a kaiju supporting it’s own mass, how about why there would be a dimensional portal in the middle of the ocean? or that life in that form would exist anywhere at all? or any number of millions of other impossible things..