'Pacific Rim' Trailer: Giant Robots Fight Giant Monsters, As Promised

December 13, 2012


The punching robots of Real Steel meet the giant monsters of Godzilla films and the shouted, inspirational, pre-alien-fight speeches of Independence Day in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. As laid out pretty plainly in this first trailer, the film supposes the Pacific Rim is actually some kind of inter-dimensional portal, through which a bunch of giant assholes come through to take over Earth, counting on humankind to hide and give up in the face of such huge assholes. But no. We do not hide and give up. We instead somehow come to a worldwide consensus to build some giant metal guys with which to punch these idiot monsters in their idiot faces. Then we get Charlie Hunnam, Rinki Kikuchi, and Idris Elba to put on special suits and do punching, and that is how we pilot the big metal men to make sure they do punching in the right places. Makes sense to me. Watch it happen below.

Also starring Roberto Benigni as Panicked Man Running Down Subway Stairs?

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