It would appear to be Guillermo Del Toro News Day. First we had a look at Mama, the horror movie he’s producing, later we’ll find out about two recent developments in a some other projects of his (one that rhymes with “Fountains of Badness”), and right now we have a brand new version of the first trailer for his mechs vs monsters sci-fi extravaganza Pacific Rim, which was showed at the current Consumer Electronics Expo. So take it away giant robots!
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Now I don’t use this often and won’t say this lightly, but “PHWOOOAR!” Any movie that has fist fights between giant monsters and giant robots is already well on it’s way to getting on my good side, and if you don’t feel the same way then I’m not sure that we can be friends.
Last Updated: January 8, 2013