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What We Learned From The Pacific Rim Trailer
Your guide to the new Guillermo del Toro monster mash

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Guillermo del Toro takes inspiration from all over – influences on this film range from Godzilla to Goya – to cook up his cinematic feasts. Now that the first Pacific Rim trailer is online, here’s a little about the film and what you can expect from its world. Those with a phobia of enormous dangerous things should look away now…

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Giant Monsters Are Giant

Here’s the corpse of one of the kaiju, the enormous inter-dimensional monsters waging war on Earth, being carried by aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). Just to give you some notion of scale here, that ship is 1.092’ long (332.8m) and 252’ (76.8m) wide. As will become clear from this trailer, the kaiju are not all identical. Oh sure, they all err on the side of “whopping”, but this is noticeably different from one you’ll see in a moment…

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Looking at picture 6 it appears that there's actually at least 4 different Jaeger's in the film. There's also one on the far left in the distance that's just been dropped in. More

Posted by dl77 on Monday December 17, 2012, 12:12

2 How did they get that thing onboard the ship, I wonder...?
Maybe there will be an answer for that in the movie... More

Posted by Poulster on Monday December 17, 2012, 11:33

3 I think you'll find...
Empire that the beastie on page 1 and page 3 is the same. It's not a forehead crest it's a 'nose'. More

Posted by Maca007 on Monday December 17, 2012, 09:54

4 ROBOTJOX.......
with a gazillion dollar budget.........looks a million times better than those friggin Transformer movies.... More

Posted by ROTGUT on Saturday December 15, 2012, 17:49

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No piccy of the Rocket Punch? C'mon! :-D More

Posted by warren7355 on Saturday December 15, 2012, 16:01

6 Ron Perlamn
How come we havent seen Ron Perlman yet, is he one of the kaiju? More

Posted by Zimbo on Friday December 14, 2012, 22:41

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