Watch: Cool 'Pacific Rim' Featurette Highlights Jaeger Pilot Logistics

May 22, 2013
Source: IGN

Pacific Rim

The recently released final trailer for Pacific Rim showed off the massive action sequences between the Jaeger robots and the monsters terrorizing Earth. If you're not sold on the movie yet, then it's likely the new film from Guillermo del Toro just isn't your cop of tea. But for those who are anxious to dive into the epic sci-fi blockbuster, a new featurette has just been released which looks at the logistics of the Jaeger robots and how the two pilots inside of them operate the machine so seamlessly. Here we get a sense of some of the human elements as the pilots are forced to share memories and experiences from their past. Watch below!

Here's the behind-the-scenes featurette for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, originally from IGN:

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 Pacific Rim in theaters in 3D on July 12th. How about that?

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Hi Mr. Guillermo!

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2013


I like how horns are the new drums! // Charlie Hunnan's accent is crazy! It's like he is half in character. I can hear you Jax!!!

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2013



Diaz Vic on May 22, 2013


That's the first time I've actually heard Del Toro speak! He's so awesome!

N. on May 22, 2013


Really? Good lord, look up some interviews, and rent some DVDs of his films and listen to the commentaries. The guy is not only quite a genius filmmaker but he's also genuine and funny as hell.

Chris Groves on May 22, 2013


I know which is a shocker I am a huge fan of his but apperantly not that big otherwise I would of heard him speak by now! I will totally look up more interviews of his!

N. on May 22, 2013


Alex has a good interview with him from a few years ago.

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2013


Thanks I'll check it out I have Pans and HellBoy I should probably check the commentary out and heck even YouTube while I'm at it!

N. on May 22, 2013


He speaks with a contagious enthusiasm about Pacific Rim. Hellboy II has an amazing commentary...and in his commentaries he reveals a TON of cool little details about his films you might not otherwise notice.

Chris Groves on May 22, 2013


Oh some actual story, finally! Drifting is a nice concept.

dom on May 22, 2013


I Love Del Toro but nothing can make me get pumped for this film and I do not understand why:(

Guest on May 22, 2013


try to solve your private problem bro!

Bob on May 22, 2013


I do, cuz it looks like crap

Tester on May 22, 2013


Say bye bye to transformers! they must keep their balls from giant pacific robots!

Bob on May 22, 2013


I'm deep inside!

Bob on May 22, 2013


Is it GLaDOS speaking as the computer?

gabscer on May 22, 2013


Yep, same voice actress with a similar effect applied to her voice.

Chris Groves on May 22, 2013


Awesome!.. I just hope the computer has no AI, because if it starts talking back I may laugh

gabscer on May 22, 2013


Looks fantastic. There is some potential to have some really interesting and efficient development of the characters through this story device. We can get a ton of glimpses of their pasts without doing the cliche 'have them talk about themselves and set up a flashback' kind of thing.

Chris Groves on May 22, 2013


dude, I want whatever U are smoking !!!!

tester on May 23, 2013


Honestly, I can't get past the point of having 2 people control the robot. It's trying to stretch an idea that really has no merit. Original or not, it makes no makes sense. The whole "dual mind" thing is only to draw up some trivial relationship past or event, into the plot, which is a bad idea. Honestly, why risk controlling a device meant to save our planet, involving 2 people, linked in a mind syncing fashion, which requires both to be identical in its efforts, in order to properly make the robot functional. Desperate for original concepts Hollywood? Do you homework and think about what really makes sense.

realman on May 22, 2013


Actually, it's somewhat brilliant. Multiplicity allows for a higher degree of functionality and efficiency than a single 'mind' can provide, if controlled properly. Multiple minds/one body allows for greater control and adaptation to circumstance once all the minds are 'synced' so to speak, so we fail to see how a operating a 'robot' would be different. We use this increase to efficiency a lot (different people controlling different parts of the body or mind while syncing opurpose). If both parties know each other's strength's/weaknesses/thoughts/instincts, then operation of the robot could be parcelled out quite well. [In fact, the movie's mistake was splitting it into 'left hemisphere and right hemisphere'. The human brain is hardly so simplistic as that, and considering a multiple has immense ability to fine tune control (such as sharing sensation, having one person operate while the other sense, splitting control, having several control different variables while one 'conducts', etc) then splitting into simple 'right/left' is so limiting. Maybe they will fix that in the sequel. Also,sometimes the first thing a multiple experiences upon 'birth' (so to speak) is a flood of memories/experiences/knowledge of everyone else in the system. {In co-concious systems, anyway]. The memories/secrets themselves are rather irrelevent, actually - what's important is that it is the downloading of a lifetime of memories, joys, pain, hopes, thoughts, reasonings, etc - in an instant. That is incredibly overwhelming. We were very intrigued at the trailer and the idea of the pilots sharing control, as it's something we keep an eye out for in sci-fi books and movies. Now, if they do use it to only 'drag some trivial relationship or past event into the plot', then yes, that would be immensly disappointing.

Amonite on Jun 16, 2013


Possible spoilers shown here. His Japanese partner is shown, then has a possibly fatal problem with their link, then later Hunnam is shown with a new White companion. Another possibility, White male companion is the first copilot, their Jaeger is destroyed (shown in other trailers), killing him, and later Hunnam is returns to the new, improved Jaeger with the Japanese copilot.

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2013


The Drift would be great for porn.

guest@gmail.com on May 22, 2013


That's great insight into the movie about drifting. It'll help make it easier to understand case it's not put simply in the movie. Another thing that's SO FREAKIN' great bout this trailer/movie so far is.....lately people have been complaining bout trailers giving away too much of the film (ruining it in theaters), but this trailer...even though they barely showed new stuff, just seeing the old stuff is just as impressive than seeing anything else new! Counting down the days till this movie's release!!!

JBrotsis on May 22, 2013


That's the most ridiculous reason. Del Toro sucks.

Hellboy on May 23, 2013

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