The new Pacific Rim trailer shows titans clashing over control of Earth.
In Pacific Rim, when monsters threaten to take over the planet, we create our own monsters.
Giant creatures called the Kaiju have crept out of the Pacific Ocean and started consuming our resources. In order to combat the threat, humanity works together using giant mechs called Jaegers, which are constantly being upgraded. These mechs are controlled by teams of people, much like the classic anime cartoons Voltron and Battletech. In the end, it all comes down to two unlikely heroes using a Jaeger widely considered obsolete.
Of course, being a Guillermo del Toro film, Ron Perlman is one of the major stars. It is yet unclear what his role is in Pacific Rim, but he can be clearly seen in a few clips in the trailer.
The trailer for Pacific Rim begins with the narrator saying, “We always thought alien life would come from the stars, but it came from deep beneath the Pacific. First Kaiju made land in San Francisco. The second attack hit Manila. And the third one hit Cabo, and we learned this was not gonna stop. In order to fight monsters, we created monsters of our own. We needed a new weapon. The Jaeger program was born.”
During this speech we see the alien invasion full-on with flying rubble, and people approaching a rail to stare out beyond it, one with binoculars. One of the Kaiju starts tearing through traffic, people hold hands side by side as they witness the coming disaster, and a jet fighter gets torn out of the sky by a massive claw. Then we see men suiting up in high-tech armor and mounting control points of massive robots. Several scenes pass of the mech facility.
Idris Elba, who plays rather outspoken soldier Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim, narrates, “Today, at the end of our hope, the end of our time, we’ve chosen to believe in each other. Today we face the monsters that are at our door. Today we are canceling the apocalypse!”
In general, the trailer looks impressive and action packed. The rest is above. Pacific Rim is slated to hit theaters July 12.
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