On Monday, at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (a.k.a., Jax Teller and Stringer Bell cancel the apocalypse by playing Dance Dance Revolution with some Robot Jox against Godzilla and his friends) got a slightly different trailer than the one we’ve seen before. While the overall structure and narration is the same, we do get some new footage, most especially concerning the money shots of giant, skyscraper-tall robots punching the hell out of equally huge alien monsters from the ocean (or something).
So be sure to check out the trailer below. We’re cautiously optimistic with this one—Guillermo del Toro is wildly inventive visual stylist and an excellent director. That said, there is something a little, well ‘Transformers meets Battleship’ about these trailers, but hopefully we can simply chalk that up to populist advertising, rather than the film being, you know, ridiculous or anything.
Pacific Rim is set to open this summer on July 12, and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (The Wire, Prometheus), Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and Rinko Kikuchi. Essentially, the film’s plot concerns giant monsters—called Kaiju—emerging from the depths of our oceans to wage war on humanity. In desperation, humanity begins to construct gargantuan robots called Jaegers to fight back. The Jaegers require two pilots “whose minds are locked in a neural bridge” to control them. Cue insane giant robot vs. giant monster action.
What do you think of the new trailer?