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Pacific Rim WonderCon Trailer Arrives
Jaeger! Kaiju! Ship! Batter up!

29 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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Never let it be said that Guillermo del Toro – and his backers at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures – don’t listen to demands. Though the director announced at WonderCon that the Pacific Rim footage shown there would only be screened once more before release (at CinemaCon), he has heard the cries of the many and now the extended trailer is online for everyone to enjoy.

The trailer lets Dr. Newton Geiszler (played in the film by Charlie Day) explain a little more about the motives of the monstrous Kaiju – to whit, they first made landfall in San Francisco and began their attacks on population centres so as to take out the “vermin” (or "the human race" as we prefer to be called). Admittedly, given their actions, it's not exactly the most original theory, though Geiszler seems to think we should try to understand them. “Or we could just blow ‘em to pieces,” counters Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam). Guess which idea gets more play here?

Yes, del Toro’s giant robots vs massive monsters mash-up offers more destruction and glimpses at cast members including Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Ron Perlman, plus, of course, Elba once more urging his pilots to cancel the apocalypse.

Pacific Rim lands on our screens on July 12. Take a gander at one of the trailers below and check out our breakdown…


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Looks like utter bollocks. More

Posted by adzman at 18:04 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
L: pete_traynor L: Dannybohy L: pete_traynor L: Dannybohy I'm looking forward to this!! might even make it my MAX visit!/quote] uld get that honor this summer Danny Nahhh! I don't actually like the whole IMAX idea! surely its like getting the crap seats right at the front of the cinema! get centre seats half way back or beyond (in a real IMAX screen)nothing else even remotely compares to it for my money!t=calibri] t=calibri]However, when they blew up the More

Posted by Dannybohy at 15:27 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
L: Dannybohy L: pete_traynor L: Dannybohy I'm looking forward to this!! might even make it my MAX visit!/quote] uld get that honor this summer Danny Nahhh! I don't actually like the whole IMAX idea! surely its like getting the crap seats right at the front of the cinema! sp; get centre seats half way back or beyond (in a real IMAX screen)nothing else even remotely compares to it for my money!t=calibri] t=calibri]However, when they blew up the Matrix sequels More

Posted by pete_traynor at 13:54 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
L: pete_traynor L: Dannybohy I'm looking forward to this!! might even make it my MAX visit!/quote] uld get that honor this summer Danny Nahhh! I don't actually like the whole IMAX idea! surely its like getting the crap seats right at the front of the cinema! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 12:59 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
Looks awsome Del Toro obviously likes him some Sons Of Anarchy. Quick question when did JJ Abrams get time to appear? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 11:48 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
L: Dannybohy I'm looking forward to this!! might even make it my MAX visit!/quote]   uld get that honor this summer Danny More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:44 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
I'm looking forward to this!! might even make it my first IMAX visit! :) More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:50 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Voice Over Guy...
Also, the title makes it sounds like a Polynesian skin flick. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 10:40 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

Voice Over Guy...
How annoying. More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 10:36 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

I hope Mr. Del Toro directs a live-action Gatchaman(Battle of The Planets) in the near future. They sure have the technology to make it now! More

Posted by Munoz9 at 01:21 on 30 April 2013 | Report This Post

This looks amazing
I can not wait for this, I'm looking forward to this more than any other film this year. We don't see much of the Kaiju in this trailer, but what we do see reminds me of Gamera, Rodan and of course Godzilla and that is no bad thing. As ChesterCopperpot said, the visual idea of a tanker used by a giant fighting robot as a weapon is beyond cool. Bring it on More

Posted by Daniel Glennon at 23:43 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I'm going to see it...
Sold, sold, sold! As close as we're going to get to Neon Genesis Evangelion More

Posted by James2183 at 23:22 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I'm going to see it...
Just looks so... uninspired! I thought the first trailer was underwhelming but this looks worse. And the voice over guy's annoying beyond words! Don't think I could take a whole film of him speaking. GDT is a lovely guy but I also think he's criminally over rated and if this did not have his name on it I'd be interested to see if it was met with the same level of optimism by most. Working in Spanish, the guy is flat out wonderful! But he has underwhelmed me with his Hollywood endeavo More

Posted by pete_traynor at 21:51 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I'm going to see it...
BATTER UP!!! FUCKING LOVE IT! More

Posted by kumar at 21:37 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

I'm going to see it...
And I will probably love it but... I can't help and think of the Power Rangers when I watch this trailer! :) More

Posted by Bubba76 at 20:16 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

more giant robots?? really?
is that it? looks like ID4 had a threesome with transformers and iron man. yeah, the effects are certainly mighty and it has a sort of gritty look to it but is this all there is? call me old fashioned but i'd like a scary movie where you don't see the monster in the trailer and every guy in it doesn't look like some Men's Health cover model. having said all that, I'll probably go see it - I'm a sucker! More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:01 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

Yes, yes and er... yes.
Michael Bay and Optimus Prime can fuck off as far as I'm concerned. Oil tankers used as a club? Sold. More

Posted by ChesterCopperpot at 19:28 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

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