Well color me intrigued. So far the footage coming from Pacific Rim has left me less than enthused. It looked like Guillermo Del Toro took the worst parts of the The Mist and Transformers and made a movie about it. But as you can see in the newest trailer about giant robots fighting hell-born alien monsters, it may seem like he took the best parts of The Mist and Transformers and made a movie about it.
Giant monsters identified as “Kaiju” arise from a crevice in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a war which takes millions of lives and quickly consumes humanity’s resources. To combat this new threat, a special type of weapon is designed: massive robots, known as Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. As time passes, even the powerful Jaegers prove almost defenseless in the face of a relentless enemy. On its last stand and on the verge of defeat, the remaining defending forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a former pilot and an untested trainee - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the early trials of the mechanical titans. Together, they must stand as the human race’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Pacific Rim opens July 12th.