Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have released the newest Pacific Rim trailer online and from what we’ve seen, it features two minutes of pure awesome. With the words, “initiate neural handshake,” the action starts and if you weren’t that excited for the July release date of the film before, you will be now. We have the trailer below for your excited enjoyment.
The trailer shows the giant robots who fight for humanity versus the monster aggressors called Kaiju. We see a lot of clashes between robot and monster and amid all this action we get to hear the whole, “today we are cancelling the apocalypse” speech.
Awesome times two!
Just in case you’ve forgotten the plot, here is our quick rundown of the film’s core events:
In the near future, giant monsters called “Kaiju” have risen from a portal in a crevasse underneath the Pacific Ocean. This results in a war which wipes out millions of lives and saps humanity’s resources. To fight the monsters, a new, special type of weapon is created – massive robots, known as Jaegers, that are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge (Cue neural handshake!). But even these colossal Jaegers have a struggle on their giant robotic hands in battling a relentless foe.
Against all odds, the remaining forces of mankind make a final stand.
Pacific Rim may just be the film event of the year. With Guillermo Del Toro directing, and no less than seven of the best FX companies on board, this will be a thrill a minute, just like the latest 2 minute awesome trailer just released by Warners and Legendary Film.
And you couldn’t ask for a better cast! Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and the ever amazing Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman
Like the other trailers before it, this one focuses on the big action and the human interaction while the “cancelling the apocalypse” spiel goes on behind the action on screen. Of course Stacker Pentecost’s, aka, Idris Elba’s getting to give the full speech through the entire video is an added treat and sure to get your pulse racing.
Some people are concerned that such a CG heavy film will lose its human characters in the giant shuffle of the huge protagonists and antagonists. But the trailer seems to indicate that the film will not bypass humanity in favour of the big battles between the Apollonian and Dionysian forces of humanity’s Jaegers and the Pacific floor’s Kaiju.
Watch the video of the newest Pacific Rim trailer below and tell us that we’re wrong about it being two minutes of awesome!
By Michael Smith