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

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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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Reader Feedback - 123 Comments

1

GLaDOS?!

Luke Murray on Dec 12, 2012

2

Sounds VERY similar.

Dexter on Dec 12, 2012

3

It's her! Del Toro hired Ellen Mclain (voice of GLaDOS) for the film.

Ali Miller on Dec 12, 2012

4

I wonder if there will be cake?

EmagSamurai on Dec 12, 2012

5

You will be baked, and then there will be cake...

Manuel on Dec 13, 2012

6

That is excellent. I'll go to hear that voice alone.

Simosaurus on Dec 12, 2012

7

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

Richie G on Dec 13, 2012

8

Yeah, it's her, made me laugh so hard, I had to rewind the trailer, hehe

David Banner on Dec 13, 2012

9

Gonna be epic, And Charlie Hunam is awesome in sons of anarchy, cant wait to see him in a blockbuster.

SOA on Dec 12, 2012

10

Godzilla meets Transformers.

Optimus Prime on Dec 12, 2012

11

Exactlly my thoughts. The trailer was nothing special and it did not do anything to pumo me up for this, on the contrary.

AJ on Dec 13, 2012

12

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 away...by the way.

Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012

13

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.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

14

now can we get Hellboy 3?

Kento on Dec 12, 2012

15

Got a hit of Power Rangers off this

Eoin Redican on Dec 12, 2012

16

Amazing! Very Robotech-ish. Can't wait.

JJ King on Dec 12, 2012

17

This trailer made me excited for Gareth Edward's Godzilla....Primarily the monster with glowing blue light from it's throat...

Tey on Dec 12, 2012

18

Yeah, I noticed that (Kinda felt more like Gamera, but....)! And Legendary is also producing Edward's GODZILLA film too.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

19

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.

son_et_lumiere on Dec 12, 2012

20

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.

Wafffles on Dec 13, 2012

21

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.

Norbert P. Korzus on Dec 13, 2012

22

fair points well made, i hope you're right!

son_et_lumiere on Dec 13, 2012

23

Disappointing. Reminded me too much of Transformers. And looks quite dark and gloomy.

thatintroguy on Dec 12, 2012

24

Cancelling the Apocalypse! That's gonna be a great catch phrase. I'm in. Next up Gundam Wing.

Xerxexx on Dec 12, 2012

25

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.

Carpola on Dec 13, 2012

26

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....)!

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

27

I always remember the scene where Heero destroys his robot...something about it stuck with me.

Xerxexx on Dec 13, 2012

28

On 12/21/12, I'm screaming "Today we are cancelling the Apocalypse!" at the top of my lungs.

Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012

29

Got a hint of Power Rangers off this

Eoin Redican on Dec 12, 2012

30

Felt more of an EVANGELION vibe, but what you said is certainly spot-on.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

31

In this epic week of Sci-Fi trailers, we're all winners. Wow.

Noe on Dec 12, 2012

32

Couldn't have said it better! Indeed we are, 2013 looks incredible already (and we have plenty more to see besides all this)!

Alex Billington on Dec 12, 2012

33

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.

Luke Murray on Dec 12, 2012

34

Don't forget about Gravity, though I'm not sure if that counts as sci-fi...

Matt Peloquin on Dec 12, 2012

35

AND ELYSIUM!!! Oops...Luke already mentioned it... T-T

DAVIDPD on Dec 12, 2012

36

Damned right! There's a lot of promise for 2013...fingers crossed that these films will deliver.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

37

Meh. The Portal refrence (meant or not) was cool though.

Nielsen700 on Dec 12, 2012

38

Was I hearing some portal in there?

Brent on Dec 12, 2012

39

So that's what Aperture Science has been up to...very epic!

neeyonlytz on Dec 12, 2012

40

wow, that was exactly the voice as GLaDOS from portal. No matter, shit looks pretty sweet

Armeetapus16 on Dec 12, 2012

41

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.

dom on Dec 12, 2012

42

I gotta agree with U on this one, not impressed at all, looks very generic

Tester on Dec 12, 2012

43

Uh...it's only a two-minute trailer. You can only put so much in two minutes--don't expect "To be, or not to be".

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

44

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...

axalon on Dec 12, 2012

45

So if this movie bombs, would it be a "Jaeger Bomb"?

Black Dumbledore on Dec 12, 2012

46

well played sir

jeff abbott on Dec 12, 2012

47

I hope they do a good Pacific Rim Job so this doesn't jaeger Bomb

Richie G on Dec 13, 2012

48

Heh heh....!

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

49

I see what you did there.

yomandenver on Dec 13, 2012

50

WHERE IS CHARLIE DAY!!?!?!?!?!

Chazzy on Dec 12, 2012

51

Reminds me of this other movie where there are lots of cheesy lines and giant robots fight. . .

Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 12, 2012

52

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.

Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012

53

I think you're missing the point here.

Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 13, 2012

54

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.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

55

Optimus Prime is the same size as a penis for any robots in Pacific Rim.

Tey on Dec 13, 2012

56

It's a bit Lovecraft meets Tranniesformers meets Gundam but that's cool, I can dig it!

Carpola on Dec 12, 2012

57

Exactly. Got the right ingredients; hope the final mix is worth it.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

58

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.

Busted on Dec 12, 2012

59

Such a film does not and will not ever exist.

Xerxexx on Dec 12, 2012

60

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.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

61

this is the second time that i have a boner while i'm watching a non porn movie trailer.

srdiaz on Dec 12, 2012

62

What was the first one?

R0g3r on Dec 14, 2012

63

That looks atrocious

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 12, 2012

64

i'm liking it - those robot/monster battles look to be awesome.

beevis on Dec 12, 2012

65

Look to be awesome? Or do you mean they look awesome you illiterate moron.

Kenny on Dec 13, 2012

66

Agreed.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

67

Proof that an Evangelion movie is possible. I'm totally in for this!

Chris Amaya on Dec 12, 2012

68

i agree with you when i saw the poster i thought is guillermo making evangelion

Lgarcia87 on Dec 12, 2012

69

Not just an EVA film--hell, maybe even a solid GUNDAM or MACROSS film....

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

70

I love the Evangelionesque poster.

Chris Amaya on Dec 13, 2012

71

Holy fuck this looks good

Jon Odishaw on Dec 12, 2012

72

This is everything I hoped it would be and more!!! ^0^

DAVIDPD on Dec 12, 2012

73

This looks horrible, what are you doing del Toro

Hazedmind on Dec 12, 2012

74

SHIT, MAN. THAT LOOKS AWESOME.

fem!anon on Dec 12, 2012

75

....the cake is a lie.

Jace LeRoy on Dec 12, 2012

76

it's not just similar, that is GLaDOS. Has to be the same voice actor

Richie G on Dec 12, 2012

77

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.

conradthegreat on Dec 12, 2012

78

Does this mean no Evangelion movie?

Jaret Curial on Dec 12, 2012

79

You know the first thought was " this is like Voltron". But yeah Evangelion would hit the mark

BB on Dec 12, 2012

80

Good question. That film has been in development hell for years, so....maybe no. But one never knows.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

81

This movie looks way more insane than all three transformers combined (and a hint of Clash of the Titans and Battleship)!!

JBrotsis on Dec 12, 2012

82

What did they shoot this on?? - Typical Filmmaker

Yomama on Dec 12, 2012

83

Looks a lot like Transformers vs. Godzilla to me...

Stalyan on Dec 12, 2012

84

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.

o.k. on Dec 12, 2012

85

ROCKET PUNCH!!!!!!

jeff abbott on Dec 12, 2012

86

Falcon Punch?

LosZombies on Dec 13, 2012

87

Looks super badass. Can't wait

Daniel_Plainview_Milkshake on Dec 12, 2012

88

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.

tommythegreenranger on Dec 12, 2012

89

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.

arbaerhqh on Dec 12, 2012

90

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

Richie G on Dec 12, 2012

91

Well said. I think that Del Toro will do a good job with this movie.

TK on Dec 13, 2012

92

Damn, looks fucking badass! And it makes me want to watch Robot Jox again.

grimjob on Dec 12, 2012

93

Ok this is sick!

Jim Dawkins on Dec 12, 2012

94

Fantastic concept! I just hope this leads to 'At the Mountains of Madness' for Guillermo.

RedFive on Dec 12, 2012

95

He's already said that would be pushed back, he's doing something called Crimson Mountain next....

Brad White on Dec 13, 2012

96

Holy Sci-Fi mindless awesome action flick FUCK YA LOL

Daniel Vu Tran on Dec 12, 2012

97

Robots look stupid but the monsters look cool. I hope its not just one monster though cuz that would also be stupid

Six Three on Dec 13, 2012

98

BWUURRRRRMMMMMMMMM!!!!!! We created monsters... BWUUUURRRRMMMMMMMM!!!!! Today, we cancel the Apocalypse! BWUUUUURRRRRMMMMMM!!!!!! Pacific Rim BWUUUURRRRMMMMMMMM!!!!

LosZombies on Dec 13, 2012

99

I was thinking, "wow a trailer without the BWURRRMM" until it kicked in....

Crom on Dec 13, 2012

100

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.

TerraTrader on Dec 13, 2012

101

Much better than Transformer... Now i finally can see the robots... And Del Toro as director? Sold...

D. on Dec 13, 2012

102

My first MUST SEE for 2013 Wow.

l.21 on Dec 13, 2012

103

Anyone remember Shougun Warriors?

bjallman on Dec 13, 2012

104

Yup. And MAZINGER Z and EVANGELION.

Scopedog on Dec 13, 2012

105

Did anyone else get a rock'em sock'em robots vibe from this trailer?

Topher Riley on Dec 13, 2012

106

Does anyone else get a rock'em sock'em robots vibe from this trailer?

Topher Riley on Dec 13, 2012

107

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.

fenix12 on Dec 13, 2012

108

The best blockbuster of 2013. Without a doubt. This is just a taste.

Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012

109

Wow thats fuckin amazing! I take back most of the things i said about Del Toro....most

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Dec 13, 2012

110

GLADOS AND BLACK BILL PULLMAN

wazzaoo on Dec 13, 2012

111

neat 😀

redskulllives on Dec 13, 2012

112

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.

Brian Quick on Dec 13, 2012

113

You guys really amaze me..you 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!

jah p on Dec 13, 2012

114

It's Neon Genesis Evangelion! Del Toro brought it to live action, that awesome bastard!!

kash on Dec 13, 2012

115

More video game visual effects with a weak story and lame dialogue thrown together to make a movie. NEXT!

castingcouch on Dec 14, 2012

116

Wow, so much good shit in 2013 🙂

David Banner on Dec 14, 2012

117

ok, this looks dope

shine my dome on Dec 15, 2012

118

I would march through hell for Idris Elba and that speech.

Blargh on Dec 16, 2012

119

Kickass.

Dhiram on Dec 16, 2012

120

Neon Genisis Evangilecon ???

Kyraku on Dec 17, 2012

121

they could design a better robots actually..

longjhon on Dec 22, 2012

122

Transformers vs Cloverfield.

Dhiram on Dec 29, 2012

123

Drone Propaganda.

Jesse Bangerter on Mar 12, 2013

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