Final ‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer: Even More Giant Robots, Monsters and Action

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 19th, 2013 at 4:42 pm,

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Anyone who grew up loving Japanese giant monster movies (a la Godzilla) – or animated series featuring giant robots piloted by humans (a la Neon Genesis Evangelion) – will have their childhood wish to see them both together on the big screen granted, in the upcoming live-action blockbuster Pacific Rim.

Pacific Rim takes place many years after immense creatures, known as Kaiju, first began entering and attacking Earth through an inter-dimensional portal located in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. To combat the monsters, humanity constructed a legion of massive robots – called Jaegers – that are each piloted by two humans, whose minds are linked through technology, so that they might work together in unison.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), based on an original screenplay produced by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans). Its cast includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (Luther), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

pacific rim movie trailer Final Pacific Rim Trailer: Even More Giant Robots, Monsters and Action

Warner Bros. has released the final U.S. theatrical trailer for Pacific Rim, and it lies on a middle-ground between the more story-heavy WonderCon trailer and the original teaser trailer, which was geared more towards general audiences. That’s not to say this preview skimps on city-leveling, smashing monster faces with boats action, and variety in the Kaiju and Jaegers shown; on the contrary, we get to see even more robots versus monsters mayhem than in previous trailers.

However, WB needs to convince non-geeks that the story and character elements in Pacific Rim offer something that other summer flicks don’t have – because, let’s face it, when it comes to getting their action fix, people will have plenty of viable options to choose from (by the time July rolls around). All in all, though, this final theatrical preview makes a solid case for the film being worth your money.


Pacific Rim opens in regular and select 3D/IMAX theaters in the U.S. on July 12th, 2013.

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. Looks pretty awesome, looking forward to it. Reminds me somewhat of Mazinger Z

    • More like Evangelion

  2. Meh. Looks like Transformers meets Godzilla (meets that Hugh Jackman movie with robots), which is probably the exact way it was pitched to the studio.

    Godzilla was silly (the best scene of the movie wasn’t even in the movie but in the trailer), Transformers 1, 2 and 3 were even sillier and there’s no Jackman this time around. I’ll pass.

    • Which Godzilla are you referring to, because I sure hope it’s not the abortion that is the American version released in 1998.

      And maybe the idea of Transformers vs. Godzilla doesn’t float your boat, but that’s exactly the type of movie I would want to see. Giant robots fighting giant aliens/monsters is the greatest mash-up idea since peanut butter met chocolate. Can’t wait for Pacific Rim!

  3. I will watch this just to see the battles alone, they were done so well. However, it looks like a forgone conclusion that plots holes, illogical science tangents and weak story will be a no-brainer. Huge step up from like movies they’ve had in the past decade though. A new, gritty Godzilla movie might eclipse this for me, but only by a little bit.

    This stuff takes a man back to his childhood, when he longed for movies like this, only more realistic, as other posters hinted. This one will do just fine.

    • Well, actually, the leaked draft was the one thing that had NO plot holes, no matter how hard one looked. Every damn thing was explained perfectly in a insanely tight story. I expect it to remain.

    • Don’t worry Ray the Big G is back next year

    • Well said. You nailed that monster with that oil tanker. Can’t wait to get strapped in for the ride.

  4. Where’s Superman when you need him?

  5. Until you all become suddenly film-smart and megarich and own film studios, LET’S JUST ROLL. Have the fun you can. And yes – you will pay for the ticket too.

  6. Go Go Power Rangers.

  7. Anyone watch Neon Genesis Evangelion from 1995 series .. well well well

  8. I’m stoked to see this movie! It also gives me hope to see a great live action Voltron movie one day. If this is a hit, then maybe Del Toro could make that too(even though it’s been in development hell).

  9. Everyone thinks this is a Rip off of Evangelion. Well, go back to the Macross Saga to find the “sync” concept. The Robotech Masters had triplet clones synchronized to fight 3 as 1. Shogun Warriors, Mazinger Z, Voltron’s Robeasts, Ultraman, Godzilla-type Kaiju…there are so many influences here. There was even an Anime where pilots did cockpit martial arts…My fave is the single-eyed red Jaeger, BTW. The new Godzilla movie has a lot to live up to, now.

  10. While the movie sounds promising, I kind of don’t get why there has to be two pilots linked together in order to make the Jaeger robots work. Maybe it’s got something to do with the amount of psychological impact working a piece of technology can have on the human brain. I don’t know… NGE 1995 was great. There’s a sort of reboot out there right now as well.

  11. I look forward to this movie , though it reminds me a lot of “inhumanoids” an 80s cartoon

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