Okay, so there are a lot of films due out this summer, but, excuse us if we get overly excited about Guillermo Del Toro’s new science fiction mega monster film Pacific Rim. The science fiction teaser trailer is just now going the rounds and it is a full-blown teaser that leaves you gasping by the end.
Del Toro’s already well known for his computer graphics wizardry with films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, but Pacific Rim looks like the Transformers meets Godzilla’s bigger badder brothers.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba, as well as Del Toro favourite, Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” actor Charlie Day. But the real star of the trailer has got to be these special effects, which make King Kong look like a Super 8 wanna be.
And just in case you’ve been living under a rock this past year or maybe bumped your head that one time too many, here is the run-down of the plot: (courtesy of good old Wikipedia)
In the near future, giant monsters identified as “Kaiju” have risen from a crevasse 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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to pilot 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.
Just watch the teaser trailer and then tell us that your blood pressure and heart rate doesn’t go up.
For those of you who cannot wait to see this, the film hits theaters July 12 (an appropriate phrase considering just how many buildings are actually hit in this trailer. The collateral damage in this film is off the charts.)
And for all you gamers out there (like me) A video game “loosely” based on the film was announced. It’s going to be published and developed by Yuke’s and the game will be released along with the movie.
Now what are you waiting for? Watch this teaser trailer and get excited like the rest of us!
By Michael Smith