Must Watch: Monsters vs. Robots in First Epic 'Pacific Rim' Trailer!

December 12, 2012
Source: PPDC, Apple

Pacific Rim Trailer

After footage debuted at Comic-Con this past summer, we've been waiting for general audiences to catch some sort of glimpse of Guillermo del Toro's action-packed sci-fi Pacific Rim. The new viral campaign gave us a tease of the monsters and the robots who will do battle next summer, but now the first trailer for the epic film has arrived, and it looks like the epitome of a blockbuster sci-fi 3D movie. The story follows a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi), who are teamed to operate of a massive robot designed to fight creatures known as Kaiju. This is going to be nuts! Watch now!

Here's the first full trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, via Pan Pacific Defense Corps / Apple:

Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) is directing Pacific Rim from a script by Travis Beacham. The film follows a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi), who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, a massive robot designed to fight legions of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju, which started rising from the sea years ago. They stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. The film also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Clifton Collins Jr. Warner Bros will release Pac Rim in theaters in 3D starting July 12th, 2013. Excited?

Pacific Rim Poster

To see the trailer in HD, visit Apple. You can follow for viral updates on the Pan Pacific Defense Corps site.

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  • GLaDOS?!
    • Dexter
      Sounds VERY similar.
      • It's her! Del Toro hired Ellen Mclain (voice of GLaDOS) for the film.
        • EmagSamurai
          I wonder if there will be cake?
          • Manuel
            You will be baked, and then there will be cake...
        • Simosaurus
          That is excellent. I'll go to hear that voice alone.
    • Richie G
      She finally opened up a portal into another dimension. So Apature headquarters is in the middle of the pacific... I know this isn't a Portal film, but if it was I wouldn't complain
    • David Banner
      Yeah, it's her, made me laugh so hard, I had to rewind the trailer, hehe
  • SOA
    Gonna be epic, And Charlie Hunam is awesome in sons of anarchy, cant wait to see him in a blockbuster.
  • Optimus Prime
    Godzilla meets Transformers.
    • AJ
      Exactlly my thoughts. The trailer was nothing special and it did not do anything to pumo me up for this, on the contrary.
      • If you don't think "Godzilla meets Transformers directed by Guillermo Del Toro" sounds utterly awesome...then I feel sorry for you. The scale of these things blows Transformers the way.
        • Scopedog
          Hey, the "Godzilla vs. Transformers" works for me. The fact that Del Toro directed this is a guarantee that my ass will be in the theater.
  • now can we get Hellboy 3?
  • Eoin Redican
    Got a hit of Power Rangers off this
  • JJ King
    Amazing! Very Robotech-ish. Can't wait.
  • Tey
    This trailer made me excited for Gareth Edward's Godzilla....Primarily the monster with glowing blue light from it's throat...
    • Scopedog
      Yeah, I noticed that (Kinda felt more like Gamera, but....)! And Legendary is also producing Edward's GODZILLA film too.
  • son_et_lumiere
    yowsa - full on popcorn marketing! broouwww. generic blockbuster trailer noise. broouwww. lots of complicated metallic things flashing across the screen like someone waving a bag of nails in your face. broooouw. inspirational speech by my man Elba, channeling his inner Bill Pullman. broouwww. i still have high hopes for this - really! it's Del Toro, it's huge monsters vs giant robots, for Chrissakes! but this trailer is not a great advertisement; in trying to attract fans of Bayhem, they've just made is seem somehow derivative.
    • Wafffles
      Any Del Toro fan and now, apparently, any Portal fan is going to see this no matter what. It's the Transformers/Battleship crowd they have to pull in to make this profitable, and those kids need to see flashy robots fighting to the death with big loud boomy sounds to be enticed. Trust me, I'm certain this movie will be more than some Michael Bay eye-candy.
      • Exactly big trailers like this are for mainstream audiences. It really boggles me how some people think mainstream movies should have trailers geared at the movie geek crowd.
      • son_et_lumiere
        fair points well made, i hope you're right!
  • thatintroguy
    Disappointing. Reminded me too much of Transformers. And looks quite dark and gloomy.
  • Xerxexx
    Cancelling the Apocalypse! That's gonna be a great catch phrase. I'm in. Next up Gundam Wing.
    • I always though Gundam would have mega robot battles, but there was so much politics, it put me off. Just wanted explosions and mecha madness. The mechs were amazing though.
      • Scopedog
        Well, I liked GUNDAM for the politics....;D. But I agree with you on the mecha--GUNDAM's designs were always amazing. The problem is that every mech I draw looks like the RX-78 (or a Zaku....)!
        • Xerxexx
          I always remember the scene where Heero destroys his robot...something about it stuck with me.
    • On 12/21/12, I'm screaming "Today we are cancelling the Apocalypse!" at the top of my lungs.
  • Eoin Redican
    Got a hint of Power Rangers off this
    • Scopedog
      Felt more of an EVANGELION vibe, but what you said is certainly spot-on.
  • Noe
    In this epic week of Sci-Fi trailers, we're all winners. Wow.
    • Couldn't have said it better! Indeed we are, 2013 looks incredible already (and we have plenty more to see besides all this)!
      • We have another Trek trailer later this week too if I'm not mistaken, and while it mightn't be this week, I have to imagine an Elysium trailer isn't too far off.
        • Don't forget about Gravity, though I'm not sure if that counts as sci-fi...
          • DAVIDPD
            AND ELYSIUM!!! Oops...Luke already mentioned it... T-T
    • Scopedog
      Damned right! There's a lot of promise for 2013...fingers crossed that these films will deliver.
  • Nielsen700
    Meh. The Portal refrence (meant or not) was cool though.
  • Brent
    Was I hearing some portal in there?
  • neeyonlytz
    So that's what Aperture Science has been up to...very epic!
  • Armeetapus16
    wow, that was exactly the voice as GLaDOS from portal. No matter, shit looks pretty sweet
  • dom
    hmm not enough acting in this - silly monsters and silly robots controlled by measly men. Where's the story Del Toro? Its what I think you do best! This looks very generic and I hate to say that cos I want Charlie to find his way into hollywood on the silver screen - he rocks on the small screen. Oh and are we still going for big loud bongs and zaps in trailers? Come on.
    • Tester
      I gotta agree with U on this one, not impressed at all, looks very generic
    • Scopedog's only a two-minute trailer. You can only put so much in two minutes--don't expect "To be, or not to be".
  • axalon
    Ok seriously, amazing trailer cannot wait for July! But are trailer houses trying to establish a Pavlovian relationship with the BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMS so that every time we hear them we expect a trailer? Because it's definitely working...
  • Black Dumbledore
    So if this movie bombs, would it be a "Jaeger Bomb"?
    • jeff abbott
      well played sir
    • Richie G
      I hope they do a good Pacific Rim Job so this doesn't jaeger Bomb
    • Scopedog
      Heh heh....!
    • yomandenver
      I see what you did there.
  • Chazzy
    WHERE IS CHARLIE DAY!!?!?!?!?!
  • Reminds me of this other movie where there are lots of cheesy lines and giant robots fight. . .
    • Except the Transformers are nowhere near this size, aren't piloted by humans, are from an alien planet themselves, the movie is directed by a hack like Michael Bay and is full of a bunch of toilet humor. Oh yes, and there are no epic sized monsters in that one. But other than that, yeah, totally the same...imbecile.
      • I think you're missing the point here.
      • Scopedog
        How can anyone say that PR is the same as TRANSFORMERS? Other than the fact that both films feature giant robots, there are vast differences between the two.
        • Tey
          Optimus Prime is the same size as a penis for any robots in Pacific Rim.
  • It's a bit Lovecraft meets Tranniesformers meets Gundam but that's cool, I can dig it!
    • Scopedog
      Exactly. Got the right ingredients; hope the final mix is worth it.
  • Busted
    Yikes, I am sorry but this looks like complete and utter crap, cheese and silliness to the max, this is only a trailer but can this be the decades worst film already? Hopefully I am wrong.
    • Xerxexx
      Such a film does not and will not ever exist.
    • Scopedog
      Maybe you will be. And yes, while there is a lot of excitement for this trailer, it is just a trailer. The real money should be on the complete film. Since it's Del Toro in the director's chair, there's hope that it will be good. "Decade's worst film"? Nah.
  • srdiaz
    this is the second time that i have a boner while i'm watching a non porn movie trailer.
    • R0g3r
      What was the first one?
  • That looks atrocious
  • beevis
    i'm liking it - those robot/monster battles look to be awesome.
    • Kenny
      Look to be awesome? Or do you mean they look awesome you illiterate moron.
    • Scopedog
  • Proof that an Evangelion movie is possible. I'm totally in for this!
    • Lgarcia87
      i agree with you when i saw the poster i thought is guillermo making evangelion
    • Scopedog
      Not just an EVA film--hell, maybe even a solid GUNDAM or MACROSS film....
  • Holy fuck this looks good
    This is everything I hoped it would be and more!!! ^0^
  • Hazedmind
    This looks horrible, what are you doing del Toro
  • fem!anon
  • ....the cake is a lie.
    • Richie G
      it's not just similar, that is GLaDOS. Has to be the same voice actor
  • conradthegreat
    Rockets in the elbows = jaw dropping This looks like it'll be an excellent action movie. Very much looking forward to this. I love how the monster was filmed in the scene on the crippling bridge.
  • Does this mean no Evangelion movie?
    • BB
      You know the first thought was " this is like Voltron". But yeah Evangelion would hit the mark
    • Scopedog
      Good question. That film has been in development hell for years, so....maybe no. But one never knows.
  • JBrotsis
    This movie looks way more insane than all three transformers combined (and a hint of Clash of the Titans and Battleship)!!
  • Yomama
    What did they shoot this on?? - Typical Filmmaker
  • Stalyan
    Looks a lot like Transformers vs. Godzilla to me...
  • o.k.
    This actually looks decent inspite of overall Bay vibe.I would still prefer if Mr. Del Toro made At The Mountains of Madness.Also as mentioned ,somebody needs to make the Evangelion movie.
  • jeff abbott
    ROCKET PUNCH!!!!!!
    • LosZombies
      Falcon Punch?
  • Daniel_Plainview_Milkshake
    Looks super badass. Can't wait
  • tommythegreenranger
    Don't understand the Tranformers comparisons. Del Toro is talented and these robots don't look like a pile of random metal scraps. This doesn't look stupid so other than giant robots they have nothing in common.
  • arbaerhqh
    This looks like one of those shitty syfy movies but someone was like fuck it... lets throw a massive budget at it and see what happens.
    • Richie G
      A bigger budget buys better talent. I've always felt those syfy movies fell short because of poor execution, not the far out ideas they started with
      • TK
        Well said. I think that Del Toro will do a good job with this movie.
  • grimjob
    Damn, looks fucking badass! And it makes me want to watch Robot Jox again.
  • Ok this is sick!
  • RedFive
    Fantastic concept! I just hope this leads to 'At the Mountains of Madness' for Guillermo.
    • He's already said that would be pushed back, he's doing something called Crimson Mountain next....
  • Holy Sci-Fi mindless awesome action flick FUCK YA LOL
  • Six Three
    Robots look stupid but the monsters look cool. I hope its not just one monster though cuz that would also be stupid
  • LosZombies
    BWUURRRRRMMMMMMMMM!!!!!! We created monsters... BWUUUURRRRMMMMMMMM!!!!! Today, we cancel the Apocalypse! BWUUUUURRRRRMMMMMM!!!!!! Pacific Rim BWUUUURRRRMMMMMMMM!!!!
    • Crom
      I was thinking, "wow a trailer without the BWURRRMM" until it kicked in....
  • I hope it has a damn good story because I just don't buy this sh*t any more. Monster, aliens, robots and Humans with a lot of firepower has become a boring combination.
  • D.
    Much better than Transformer... Now i finally can see the robots... And Del Toro as director? Sold...
  • l.21
    My first MUST SEE for 2013 Wow.
  • bjallman
    Anyone remember Shougun Warriors?
    • Scopedog
  • Did anyone else get a rock'em sock'em robots vibe from this trailer?
  • Does anyone else get a rock'em sock'em robots vibe from this trailer?
  • fenix12
    Robot Jox meets Cloverfield with a bit of portal. Guillermo, next time debut your trailer before Superman if it's going to be this convoluted.
  • The best blockbuster of 2013. Without a doubt. This is just a taste.
  • Wow thats fuckin amazing! I take back most of the things i said about Del Toro....most
  • wazzaoo
  • redskulllives
    neat 😀
  • I feel this reminds of some of the top mech animes. I hope to does well, because then we are that much closer to the robotech movie reality.
  • jah p
    You guys really amaze guys praise the Superman trailer/movie, something that's been done over and over, but yet when something orginal and epic as this comes along, you guys bash it! Get your heads outta your assess and enjoy something different for a change!smdh!
  • kash
    It's Neon Genesis Evangelion! Del Toro brought it to live action, that awesome bastard!!
  • castingcouch
    More video game visual effects with a weak story and lame dialogue thrown together to make a movie. NEXT!
  • David Banner
    Wow, so much good shit in 2013 :)
  • shine my dome
    ok, this looks dope
  • Blargh
    I would march through hell for Idris Elba and that speech.
  • Kickass.
  • Kyraku
    Neon Genisis Evangilecon ???
  • longjhon
    they could design a better robots actually..
  • Transformers vs Cloverfield.
  • Drone Propaganda.




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