This previously WonderCon exclusive trailer for PACIFIC RIM is 2500 tonnes of awesome!

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This weekend past saw the successful launch of South Africa’s very first Comic Con. Oh wait, no. I actually mean the complete opposite of that, because nothing happened!

Now while having no convention to call our own still sucks, at least there’s now one less convention-related thing that the real conventions can lord over us thanks to this previously WonderCon exclusive extended trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s monsters vs mech epic Pacific Rim.

The director himself released this new extended trailer, which previously was only shown at WonderCon and originally not intended for mass public release.

“This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!”

And enjoy we shall. So sit back, kick off your shoes and get ready to watch a skyscraper sized robot use a tanker like a baseball bat on a the face of a giant lizard thing.

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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—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.

Damn it, Del Toro. It’s like you’re living inside the imagination of 13-year old me. I predict that I will probably spend this entire movie grinning like, well, a kid who just saw the most awesomest monster movie ever!

Pacific Rim will be stomping into cinemas on July 12, 2013.

Last Updated: April 30, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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