‘Pacific Rim’ Round-Up: New Clips, Posters & Featurette

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Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori in Pacific Rim Pacific Rim Round Up: New Clips, Posters & Featurette

Pacific Rim is right around the corner (temporally speaking, anyway – geographically it depends on where you’re reading this from), and there’s been no shortage of posters, trailers and featurettes to tease the epic showdown between man-made giant robots and extra-dimensional oversized monsters. Since we’ve already had so many, a few more can’t possibly hurt.

In the latest round-up of new promotional material for Pacific Rim, there are three minute-long clips from the film, an extended featurette, and two new posters. These may well be among the last of their kind that we see, until the extra features for the DVD and Blu-ray release, at least.

The three new clips are all of a very different nature, and each shows an intriguing glimpse into a different area of the Pacific Rim universe. In the first, Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako (Rinko Kikuchi) size each other up as potential co-pilots by facing off as adversaries in a fight. In the second, Dr Newston Geizsler (Charlie Day) attempts to acquire a particular Kaiju organ from the the black market that has apparently sprung up around the harvesting of the dead monsters’ bodies from battle. In the final clip, we get to see one of those battles in motion as Raleigh and Mako take their Jaeger up against one of the invaders.

The Kaiju have, thus far in the Pacific Rim marketing, been mostly shrouded in water, smoke or darkness to conceal their true forms, so it’s quite gratifying to see one in its full glory. If that clip wasn’t enough for you, however, there’s also an entire Kaiju-specific featurette on the design of the monsters:

Interestingly, despite the fact that the Kaiju come from an inter-dimensional crack deep in the Pacific ocean, del Toro says that they are “based on life forms that exist on Earth. We tried to echo real animals.” There might be an in-universe explanation for why the Kaiju resemble sharks and lizards from Earth, such as the rift between worlds opening up in the past to allow species to cross from Earth into the parallel dimension and evolve differently there. It would also, however, be part of del Toro’s attempt to make an homage to the genre, which has predominantly featured monsters that resemble mutated forms of familiar creatures.

If you’re not quite satisfied with all that new footage, then here’s one final cherry on top to get you excited for the release of Pacific Rim: Coming Soon has two brand new trading card themes posters, one representing the Jaeger and the other featuring the Kaiju. Their stats, once added up, make them evenly matched, but note that the Jaeger has killed five Kaiju and is still standing, which has to count for something.


Pacific Rim poster Jaeger 280x170 Pacific Rim Round Up: New Clips, Posters & Featurette

Pacific Rim poster Kaiju 280x170 Pacific Rim Round Up: New Clips, Posters & Featurette

Gipsy Danger is apparently one of the oldest surviving Jaeger’s in the movie universe, and is the one that is seen being piloted by Mako and Raleigh. The big, bad, ugly Kaiju in the second poster is called Otachi and is a “Category 4″ – whatever that means. Based on what has been shown of Otachi’s size and abilities, we can only pray that no Category 5 Kaiju came through the rift as well.

There haven’t been many details so far as to what drove the Kaiju into Earth, or what they are so annoyed about, but screenwriter Travis Beacham has said that we will definitely get to see somewhere that is not Earth in the movie, and del Toro has hinted that if Pacific Rim gets a sequel, the characters might take a turn at adventuring through the other side of the dimensional rift.

Will you be first in line to see Pacific Rim when it arrives in theaters, or will you wait for rental and see the giant monsters on a small screen?


Pacific Rim is out in theaters on July 12, 2013.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Does anyone else feel like after seeing all the clips and trailers for this movie, you could probably put the entire movie together?

  2. Theaters for me.

    Most people I know have held back on going to see a movie and decided that if they can only see one flick this year on the big screen, it’s gonna be Pacific Rim.

  3. I am ready to see this. It might turn out uneven.
    The first two clips were a wee but underwhelming.

  4. Suck it cloverfield.

    • I was actually thinking of that movie when I saw that last video. How cool would it be if the two worlds were one and the kaiju coming through woke up an adult Cloverfield monster?

      • What if they all woke up Godzilla?

        As both movies are done or being done by Legendary.

        What if Godzilla was the one to fight the other monsters?

        Why wont someone come and stop me!

        • why would we want to stop you.

          The Big G is king of the kaiju monsters, it would be awesome for them to tie the two together.

          It would depend on how they handle the Godzilla Reboot and how it ends and how they’ve designed him (please not a gecko)

          Could always be the Godzilla was the FIRST kaiju through the rift and 100 years later or whenever PR is set he wakes up and sees all these other Kaiju trying to muscle in on his patch so lays the smack down….. be like Godzilla vs Megalon all over again.

          Jet Jaguar-esq Jaeger :)

  5. Anyone get the feeling the Kaiju are somehow being forced to come through and fight? Kaiju Gorilla Blue by far seems the most intelligent and dangerous and yet he hesitated and studied our seemingly beaten pilots. He seemed angry but not altogether malicious and merciless like a bioweapon would. He seemed more “Island of Doctor Moroe”, more tortured and angry rather than pure killing machine.

    • Im sure theres some twist.

  6. Im excited to see this but how is it even going to be possible to see this movie in 3d (Im not going to.) The scenes are so dark!

  7. This…is going to be…FUN!!!!

  8. Im still iffy about the lead actor

    • The trouble with Charlie Hunnam is you see him acting.
      He is definitely the weak link in this cast and if he
      dominates screen time he could spoil the show.

      • He definently cant hold his own in a scene with idris elba, that clip proved it to me

        • Too true. I had the same impression of that clip.
          Idris exposed him as not being near to his league.

          • If you think he can’t act, you should really watch Sons of Anarchy….

  9. He seemed more “Island of Doctor Moroe”, more tortured and angry rather than pure killing machine.

  10. I hope this movie is as bada$$ as I think it’ll be.

  11. The music in the fight clip seemed pretty lame. Hope the score is better during the movie.

  12. IMAX 3D, can’t wait :)

  13. Maybe it’s just me but the acting looks painfully bad in that Perlman-Day clip. I also thought that dinosaurs had tiny brains, not 2 due to their size?

  14. This is the unigue and different kind of movie so many of us have been waiting for in this age of neverending sequels and reboots,I think Pacific Rim is,in a way going to be a game changer as far a this type of movie is concerned,its going pick-up and expaned from where Cloverfield left off and from where Godzilla-(1997) failed,Pacific Rim IMO,will be a fun ride and I for one can’t wait to see this movie.

  15. I’ve been lucky enough to get a ticket for an avant premier on Imax for this movie.

    The movie is great!!! I love it. If you like sci-fi, giant robots you’ve to go to see the movie.

    Ah, please, tell Michael Man to go retirement.


  16. It is about exploring ideas like neural bridge and drift rather than talking about movie.